[Chest drains in trauma patients].


Adequate training for the insertion of chest drains in a trauma setting reduces the occurrence of procedure-related complications. Prophylactic antibiotics reduce the risk of infectious complications and empyema. For drainage of a traumatic pneumo- or haemothorax a large drain (28-36 French) is advised. The preferential insertion site is the 5th intercostal… (More)


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