Chest Tube Placement

Goals and Objectives


  • Resident will be comfortable placing a chest tube


For the procedure of chest tube placement, resident will be able to:

  • Describe indications and contraindications
  • Describe any common or severe complications
  • Name and describe equipment required
  • List and describe the steps involved
  • Demonstrate the ability to properly perform each step of the procedure from memory
Page Author: Eric Shappell
Page Created: June 13, 2015
Peer Reviewer: Michael Gottlieb
Peer Review Date: July 23, 2016
Last Modified: August 7, 2016