Intercostal Drain Removal (Simple Technique)

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What you'll learn

Intercoastal insertion is one of the commonest procedures in emergency departments performed by emergency care physicians, interns, resident doctors, etc. Although the insertion of the intercoastal drain is a common practice in the medical field, inappropriate insertion may lead to complications. It is generally performed in emergency conditions and may cause morbidity and occasional morbidity when not inserted correctly. As the intercostal drain insertion is very important, so the intercoastal drain removal is. read more »»

Intercostal drain removal is a common procedure to remove a chest tube once it is no longer medically required, or if blockage to the drain occurs and cannot be cleared. Since removal is more complicated and skillful than insertion, it should be carefully done by an expert. Removal may sometimes lead to morbidity and mortality due to infections. It is necessary to have no tube air leak for at least 24 hours before removing the chest tube.

Knowledge of anatomical landmarks, the position of the patient while tubing removal, indications, advantages, disadvantages, contraindications are very important for a health care provider to effectively remove the tube inappropriate position and avoid any unnecessary complications. This module teaches you how to safely prepare for and perform the removal of an intercostal drain, using the simple technique. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator enables you to practice and tests your ability to perform the removal of an intercostal drain.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Pre-procedure considerations
  • How to maintain positive intrathoracic pressure during drain removal
  • How to remove the drain and close the wound with the simple technique
  • How to practice a drain removal
  • To visualize the key anatomical structures used during removal of an intercostal drain procedure, including external landmarks of the muscles, ribs, and pleural space – with our 3D anatomy model

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