King Saud University, Riyadh 11451

+966 11 4699144

 ©2019 The King Saud University's Clinical Skills and Simulation Center. All rights reserved.

FOLLOW US:

VISIT US:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

Chest Tube Management Simulation Course

Objectives:

  • Understand the physiologic responses a patient may have leading to the need for pleural chest tube placement

  • Understand the difference between a pleural, mediastinal and pericardial tube placement

  • Define pneumothorax, tension pneumothorax, pleural effusion, haemothorax

  • Describe the purpose of a pleural chest tube placement

  • Understand the purpose and function of each of the following within the chest drainage system: the suction control dial and window, the one-way valve chamber with air leak meter, the fluid collection chamber, the negative pressure indicator

  • Understand how to maintain a chest drainage system safely

  • State potential risks for caring for a patient with a chest tube

  • Apply the principles of safe care through proper monitoring and care of the patient with a chest tube

  • How to insert a chest tube with hands-on practice.

 

 

Target Audience:

The Chest Tube Management Simulation Course has been designed for health care professionals with little or no Knowledge of chest tube insertion & management, and who require an update of their knowledge. Healthcare professionals for this course include:

  • Physicians

  • Residents

  • Interns

  • Medical Students

  • Nurses

  • Paramedics