Tension pneumothorax
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Tension pneumothorax

Jim Bethel Senior lecturer and honorary nurse practitioner, University of Wolverhampton

JIM BETHEL outlines some of the challenges associated with a diagnosis of tension pneumothorax

Pneumothorax, and in particular tension pneumothorax, is associated with a high degree of morbidity and mortality so prompt identification and treatment is critical.

Emergency Nurse. 16, 4, 26-29. doi: 10.7748/en2008.07.16.4.26.c6606

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