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Podcast 170 - Finger Thoracostomy w/ Dr. Cynthia Griffin

Tyler and Dr. Cynthia Griffin discuss the finger thoracostomy procedure in this conversation. They cover topics such as when to choose finger thoracostomy over needle decompression, the equipment needed for the procedure, the technique for performing the procedure, and potential complications and tips for success. They also touch on the use of chest tubes and the management of tension physiology. Overall, the conversation provides a comprehensive overview of the finger thoracostomy procedure.

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Merelman A, Zink N, Fisher AD, Lauria M, Braude D. FINGER: A Novel Approach to Teaching Simple Thoracostomy. Air Med J. 2022 Nov-Dec;41(6):526-529. doi: 10.1016/j.amj.2022.07.006. Epub 2022 Aug 26. PMID: 36494167.


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