Needle decompression of tension pneumothorax

Needle thoracostomy option #2

Although needle decompression is the classically taught technique, I think there are a lot of reasons to prefer a finger thoracostomy:

Finger thoracostomy

Chest tube

Chest tube (Seldinger with pigtail catheter)

Setting up the chest drain

Needle aspiration of pneumothorax

NEJM video series video



Transvenous pacemaker (quick review)

Transvenous pacemaker (full video)