Management of Pneumothorax

  • Skill Level
  • Lectures
    1 Video
  • Enrolled
    69 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Pneumothorax can be a common presenting complaint in young people and those who suffer from chronic lung disease. Since it can be at times life-threatening the clinician needs to know how to manage this condition in an emergency situation. This course will help you learn what to do in different circumstances. read more »»

There is also a need to understand the complications of this condition and how to manage it when the condition does not resolve? You will learn about this during the course.

It will help attendees develop an understanding of the different types of pneumothorax, how they present, and particularly managing an emergency which is very essential.

You will also learn about the more modern way of managing this condition where patients do not need to stay in the hospital, something known as ambulatory management.

Who should attend?

  • Consultants
  • Junior doctors
  • Emergency practitioners

Key concepts covered include:

  • What is Pneumothorax?
  • What are the different types of Pneumothorax?
  • What are the causes of Pneumothorax?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of Pneumothorax?
  • How do you diagnose Pneumothorax?
  • What is the emergency management of Pneumothorax?
  • What is the management of non- resolving Pneumothorax?
  • What is the follow-up advice for Pneumothorax?


Dr. Nawaid Ahmad

Undergraduate Tutor and Honorary
clinical lecturer at Keele University,
Staffordshire (UK)


Dr. Ahmad is a Consultant Chest Physician. His area of expertise includes chronic airways disease including COPD, Asthma, and Bronchiectasis. He also specializes in obstructive sleep apnoea.
He is a tutor and an honorary clinical lecturer at Keele Medical School. He is the clinical lead of the integrated community respiratory team in Telford and Wrekin. He is also an active member of the British Medical Association, British Thoracic Society, European Respiratory Society. He likes to travel, read philosophy, and is an amateur nature photographer.

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