TCCC Update on Tension Pneumothorax

Andrew D. Fisher

Medical Guy
Staff member
There are other changes, but note change of preferred site "Either the 5th intercostal space (ICS) in the anterior axillary line (AAL) or the 2nd ICS in the mid-clavicular line (MCL) may be used for needle decompression (NDC.) If the anterior (MCL) site is used, do not insert the needle medial to the nipple line."


  • 1 - TCCC Prop Change 1702 Tension Pneumo 180411 JSOM.pdf
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