Needle decompression is the removal of fluid from the chest cavity by puncture.
The patient has life-threatening tension pneumothorax, and his general state of
health is deteriorating rapidly.
The patient needs emergency evacuation of air from his pleural cavity.
The patient has massive pneumothorax with or without mediastinal shift.
The patient has hemothorax.
The patient has tension pneumothorax.
The patient has large pneumothorax. (para 3-5a)
The primary indication to create a surgical airway is the need for an airway for a
patient who cannot be intubated. (para 3-5a)
Catheter hub; oxygen.
Ventilations. (para 3-6a)
Thoroughly trained in the procedure.
Approved by the physician directors to perform a cricothyrotomy.
(para 3-6 b, NOTE)
Wound debridement is the surgical removal of devitalized tissue and the removal
of all foreign matter from the wound surfaces. (para 3-7)
To relieve excessive tension within a wound.
To rid the wound of dead tissue and massive hematoma.
To provide excellent drainage of the wound. (para 3-7b)
Inflate. (para 3-6b)
Close the valve.
2:2 (para 3-6a)
His chest rises and falls with each ventilation.
Breath sounds. (para 3-6a)
Listen and feel for air flowing through the cannula.
Ventilate through the cannula. (para 3-6b)