CAUTION: THESE NOTES CONTAIN SPOILERS!!!
A young gentlemen runs out to triage yelling “I can’t breath!” and collapses to the floor in front of the nurse…
- Temp 98.8
- HR 145
- RR 45
- BP 60/30
- O2 85%
- Give Supplemental Oxygen
- Identify Pneumothorax Prior to Imaging
- Correctly Perform Needle Thoracostomy
- Correctly Perform Tube Thoracostomy
Pneumothorax Secondary to Penetrating Chest Trauma
Tips and Tricks
Be careful, lack of visual cues during oral cases can mislead you!