Needle Decompression Kit

“Tension pneumothorax (TPX) is an uncommon but life-threatening condition, which is most commonly associated with major trauma. Specifically, TPX is highly correlated with chest trauma resulting in rib fractures, with a great number of rib fractures being associated with a higher probability of developing a TXP. The treatment for TPX involves emergency chest decompression via needle, which is often performed in the prehospital, emergency room, or ICU environment.”

Malcolm: Do mannequin chest provide an accurate representation of human chest for simulated decompression of tension pneumothoraxes?, World Journal of Emergency Medicine, 1920-8642, 2012.05.005