ATMIST handover – 28 y/o male, injured 25 mins ago, penetrating chest trauma, Asherman seal anterior chest, RR 35, deteriorating, high flow O2 administered.
Ever since being faced with a spontaneous tension pneumothorax at sea on a dived submarine…I have had an interest in managing pneumothorax.
A 52 year old bricklayer is transferred from another hospital with an acute episode of dizziness, palpitations and tachycardia. 2 days prior, he had bilateral total knee replacements for osteoarthritis.
Chest X-Rays (CXR) are routine investigation in clinical practice and consequently it is important for medical students and clinician’s alike to know how to interpret them. There are many approaches to CXR interpretation, each trying to ensure that key abnormalities are identified and no area is overlooked.
A 69 yo lady presents with a fall, productive cough, fever and dyspnoea Describe and interpret this CXR