Intercostal drain insertion is a common chest tube procedure that assists in draining air, blood and fluid from the pleural space. This module teaches you how to safely prepare for and perform the insertion of an intercostal drain, using the mattress suture technique. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator enables you to practice and tests your ability to perform the insertion of an intercostal drain. Practice the steps of the procedure online as often as you want, until you feel confident.
The SIMTICS modules are all easy to use and web-based. This means they are available at any time as long as the learner has an internet connection. No special hardware or other equipment is required, other than a computer mouse for use in the simulations. Each of the SIMTICS modules covers one specific procedure or topic in detail. Each module contains:
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