4-6 participants (or team composition applicable to local area).
Emergency department medical and nursing staff.
This resource kit provides healthcare workers with the skills to assess and manage low velocity penetrating chest wall trauma. The scenario encompasses the decision making and procedural skill for insertion of an intercostal catheter to manage a traumatic haemo-pneumothorax.
- Demonstrate the assessment of a trauma patient with penetrating chest injuries.
- Identify the need for escalation of decompression strategy in penetrating chest wall trauma.
- Recognise and effectively manage a patient with immediately life-threatening penetrating chest trauma.
6 April 2021