Optimal Needle Position for Decompression of Tension Pneumothorax

Background:┬áTension Pneumothorax (TP) can occur as a potentially life-threatening complication of chest trauma. With the risk of respiratory and cardiac arrest, an immediate temporizing intervention for this condition is required by direct Needle Decompression (ND). In 2018, the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) recommendations changed from the 2nd intercostal space in the midclavicular line (ICS2-MCL) … Continue reading Optimal Needle Position for Decompression of Tension Pneumothorax