NOTE: To learn to perform a procedure, there are both cognitive and procedural steps that should be followed. These steps are explained and demonstrated in this month’s Video Corner and are summarized for quick reference in the list below.f1
Evacuation of a pneumothorax.
Evacuation of pleural and pericardial effusion.
No consent, written or verbal, is obtained before the procedure at our institution. The procedure is explained to parents before the procedure is performed in neonates with pneumothorax who are hemodynamically stable.
NOTE: We wish to thank Bryan Camp (Media Services, St Louis Children’s Hospital) for filming and editing the video, and Ms Margaret Hassler, MSN, RN-BC (Clinical Educator, Simulation Coordinator, Saigh Pediatric Simulation Center, St Louis Children’s Hospital) for the technical support required to perform the procedure.
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