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Paper Chase 4 - Is Longer Better in PTX Decompression

Sanjay Arora, MD and Mike Menchine, MD
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Mizuho Spangler, DO, Lisa Chavez, RN, and Kathy Garvin, RN
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EM:RAP 2016 August Written Summary 819 KB - PDF

In trauma patients with suspected pneumothorax and possible tension physiology, longer needles were found to have higher rates of clinical improvement without increased complications

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Chuck S., M.D. -

For the past 10 years we have used in our prehospital ground and air service the Turkel needle (no financial ties) it is a overneedle catheter with 3-way stop cock 9 cm long that works great doesn't kink like the angiocaths do. we have had no instances of failing to get into the chest with this and I highly recommend it,. I use it in the ED to aspirate spontaneous pneumothorax with great success as well. Our trauma docs use them as well unless hemothorax.

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