This instructional video demonstrates the performance of the emergent tube thoracostomy (Figure 1). The video was filmed at the Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Simulation Center (<link removed as it refers to this location>). The procedure was performed on the TraumaMan system (Simulab Corporation, Seattle, WA; We have created a series of videos to instruct our residents on a variety of emergent life-saving procedures using a variety of high-fidelity simulators and host these videos on a Web site for the Northwestern emergency medicine residents to access and review.


Figure 1.  Emergent tube thoracostomy.

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