Tube thoracostomy during the COVID-19 pandemic: Guidance and recommendations from the AAST Acute Care Surgery and Critical Care Committees

Fredric M. Pieracci, Clay Cothren Burlew, David Spain, David H. Livingston, Eileen M. Bulger, Kimberly A. Davis, Christopher Michetti

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Abstract

This document provides guidance for trauma and acute care surgeons surrounding the placement, management and removal of chest tubes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere000498
JournalTrauma Surgery and Acute Care Open
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 30 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

Keywords

  • Hemothorax
  • guideline
  • hemopneumothorax
  • pneumothorax

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