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PHTLS, Ground EMS, Air EMS, Chest Tubes

Roy Danks roydanks at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 16 19:15:43 BST 2006


This was an attempted right tube thoracostomy.

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> Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2006 08:56:39 -0700
> From: xg2k2 at yahoo.com
> To: trauma-list at trauma.org
> Subject: RE: Re: PHTLS, Ground EMS, Air EMS, Chest Tubes
> 
> That's definitely fairly disturbing. Do you know if they were attempting a gastric intubation with a chest tube and missed, or were they trying to intubate the chest?
>    
>   -Mike F
> 
> Roy Danks <roydanks at hotmail.com> wrote:
>   Just 3 days ago at our level I trauma center, a patient transferred from the scene had a chest tube placed in the helicopter...into the liver.
> 
> Timely, huh?
> 
> RD
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