Pre-Hospital Needle Decompression

  1. Review Pre-Hospital Needle Decompression Indications
    1. Discuss contraindications
    2. Location and placement
    3. Review various decompression needles and devices
    4. Review management of the decompressed chest
  2. Discuss the pathophysiology of pneumothoraces
    1. Simple
    2. Open
    3. Hemopneumo
    4. Tension
  3. Scenarios
    1. Trauma
    2. Medical


Content Creator: Josh Renolds
CAPCE Course Number: 20-EMTP-F3-2212
Total CE Hours: 1
Level: Advanced
EMT-CE uses the NEMSES guidelines as the foundation for every course outline.