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Intercostal Drain Removal (Simple Technique) for Medical Professionals NEW

Medical Professional - Clinical > Invasive Procedures
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This module teaches you how to safely prepare for and perform the removal of an intercostal drain, using the simple technique.

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Intercostal drain removal is a common procedure to remove a chest tube once it is no longer medically required, or if blockage to the drain occurs and cannot be cleared. This module teaches you how to safely prepare for and perform the removal of an intercostal drain, using the simple technique. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator enables you to practice and tests your ability to perform the removal of an intercostal drain. Practice the steps of the procedure online as often as you want, until you feel confident.

You’ll learn

  • pre-procedure considerations
  • how to maintain positive intrathoracic pressure during drain removal
  • how to remove the drain and close the wound with the simple technique
  • how to practice a drain removal
  • to visualize the key anatomical structures used during removal of an intercostal drain procedure, including external landmarks of the muscles, ribs, and pleural space - with our 3D anatomy model
  • much more (see Content Details for more specific information)
Step 1 - Preparation
Step 1.1 - Tray setup
Step 1.2 - Patient preparation
Step 1.3 - Operator preparation
Step 2 - Prepare a dressing
Step 3 - Ensure positive intrathoracic pressure
Step 4 - Remove the chest drain
Step 5 - Apply a transparent waterproof dressing
  • Describe pre-procedural considerations for an intercostal drain removal.
  • Describe and demonstrate the preparation for an intercostal drain removal.
  • Identify proper drain removal technique.
  • Describe how to instruct the patient on maintaining positive intrathoracic pressure, prior to removing the drain.
  • Describe and demonstrate how to safely remove the drain without introducing a pneumothorax.
  • Describe post-procedural considerations for an intercostal drain removal.

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  • a quiz
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