Scott Weingart continues the discussion;
Marvellous stuff from Amal Mattu discussing “low risk” chest pain / trauma airways / informed consent & refusal;
I’ve found this to be great in my practice.
If you’re thinking that your patients needs to be needle decompressed, the 5th intercostal space might be a better bet for 22-50% of trauma patients because of chest wall thickness..
No, its not “just an abscess” !
54% of arrests we would previously have terminated on scene have gone home neurologically intact.
I’ve now been involved in a couple of cases; this really is an extraordinary intervention..
If you have anything to do with airway management and don’t know about this case, you need to watch this;