Chest Procedures

The Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures Course Trains Students in:


  • Indications for thoracentesis
  • Contraindications for thoracentesis
  • Complications of thoracentesis
  • Equipment for thoracentesis
  • Proper positioning and technique for thoracentesis
  • Ultrasound-guidance for thoracentesis
  • Pleural fluid analysis
  • Coding for thoracentesis


Chest Tube Placement (Tube Thoracostomy)


  • Indications for chest tube placement
  • Contraindications for chest tube placement
  • Complications of chest tube placement
  • Equipment for chest tube placement
  • Proper positioning and technique for chest tube placement
  • Suturing chest tubes in place
  • Ultrasound evaluation for pneumothorax
  • Wayne pneumothorax evacuation catheter placement
  • Needle decompression for tension pneumothorax
  • Management of the persistent air leak
  • Management of parapneumonic effusions
  • Discontinuation of chest tubes
  • Coding for chest tube placement


Chest procedures course covers chest tubes, tube thoracostomy, chest procedures, needle decompression, thoracentesis, ultrasound-guided thoracentesis, and pleural fluid analysis.


Tube Thoracostomy Skills Labs



Needle Decompression for Tension Pneumothorax Lab



Thoracentesis Lab



 Chest Tube Suturing lab




Register HERE 30 days before the course to SAVE $250-300 and get TWO complimentary gifts:

  1. Your choice of a FREE procedural reference card.
  2. Tarascon Medical Procedures Pocketbook