Tag: haemothorax

November 2021 Podcast Round Up. St Emlyns

Iain is flying solo this month, with discussion about narrative story tellling, airway management in the ED and using pigtail catheters in management of haemothorax.  We hope all you all have a very happy Christmas

JC: Can we use smaller pigtail drains in traumatic haemothorax?

Back in 2016 we published a blog on chest drains and chest aspiration, in which we argued that the dogma of putting in huge drains for traumatic haemothoraces should be questioned. The dogma of using

JC: Conservative management of chest trauma. St Emlyn’s

We have previously blogged on the topic of chest tube/drain management1. In one of our most widely read posts we argued that many pneumothoraces can be managed without a chest drain. When trained as a

Chest drains & aspiration: Do it better with St.Emlyn’s

This is just a quickie to support some local teaching in Virchester on ‘chest drain’ insertion, or ‘intercostal drains’ if you prefer additional consonants or ‘chest tubes’ if you are from the land of the