A 42 yo woman comes to hospital for day surgery. Induction of anesthesia goes smoothly. Early into the procedure, she develops hypoxemia, hypotension and rising airway pressure. The team must recognize and manage a tension pneumothorax.
1. Recognise clinical features of tension pneumothorax
2. Describe technique of needle decompression thoracocentesis
3. Adhere to ACLS protocols for cardiovascular collapse
4. Describe site-specific considerations for accessing equipment for chest tube
5. Describe some key components of clinical teamwork and identify applications in their practice
1. Review contents of emergency ‚’crash‚Äô cart
2. Identify methods of improvement of non- technical skills/behavioral skills
Morgan P, Tarshis J. Intra-operative hypoxemia & tension pneumothorax. Simulation resource published by Simulation Canada; 2015. Available from https://simulationcanada.ca/scenario/intra-operative-hypoxemia-tension-pneumothorax/.Copy Citation
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Continuing professional development
Graduate / postgraduate / residency
Fields / Disciplines:
Anesthesia / peri-anesthesia care