Interior view of a tension pneumothorax and needle thoracostomy

This dramatic video of a tension pneumothorax being relieved by a needle thoracostomy was taken by Dr. Oleksandr Linchevskyy, medical director, Patriot Defense, Ukraine. After watching read this set of teaching points on EMS needle decompression of a tension pneuomothorax.

Learn more about tension pneumothorax recognition and treatment, as well as the use of chest seals.

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