Paediatric Chest Drains

Cite this article as:
Andrew Tagg. Paediatric Chest Drains, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.18913

We know that critical procedures are rare in clinical practice but that when they do need to be done they need to be done right. Whether for relieving a haemo-pneumothorax or a large empyema it is incumbent upon us to know what to do when the need arises. With the exception of our South African colleagues most of us may only ever insert a chest drain every other year. So let’s take a look at what you need to know with the help of this paper from the trauma team at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.