NeedleDecompressionData

A 14-16G intravenous caninula is inserted into the second rib-space in the mid-clavcular line. The needle is advanced until air can be aspirated into a connecting syringe. The needle is withdrawn and the caninula is left to allow air flow out of the pleural space. This effectively converts the closed pneumothorax into an open pneumothorax. More...

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Detailed Description

A 14-16G intravenous caninula is inserted into the second rib-space in the mid-clavcular line. The needle is advanced until air can be aspirated into a connecting syringe. The needle is withdrawn and the caninula is left to allow air flow out of the pleural space. This effectively converts the closed pneumothorax into an open pneumothorax.