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Small Bore Chest Tube Skills

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Supplement cognitive and technical skills knowledge regarding the performance of small bore chest tubes with this interactive module. Learn a step-by-step approach to the placement of a chest tube using a guidewire-based technique and applying a standardized 5-point checklist. 

Complete the module, which includes a video procedure demonstration, a PDF checklist, a pretest, and a posttest to earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category Credit™ and MOC point.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the landmarks for chest tube placement using physical exam and ultrasonography.
  • Demonstrate the step-by-step approach for guidewire insertion, dilation, and chest tube placement using percutaneous Seldinger technique.
  • Demonstrate chest tube securing techniques and fluid drainage postinsertion.

Item Number: 92429.12


Nicholas J. Pastis, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
Septimiu Murgu, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Zachary S. DePew, MD
Medical Director of Interventional Pulmonology
Alegent Creighton Clinic
Omaha, NE
Colin T. Gillespie, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL
Stephanie M. Levine, MD, FCCP
Critical Care Medicine
UT Health Science Center San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
John J.  Mullon, MD, FCCP
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Otis B. Rickman, DO, FCCP
Associate Professor
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Physician Credit
The American College of Chest Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Chest Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16433, for 0.50 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.

Physician Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 0.50 Category 1 credit for completing this activity.

Maintenance of Certification Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.50 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Upon successful completion of this course, CHEST will submit your completion data to ABIM via ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) for MOC points. Please allow 3-5 business days after claiming for points to be reflected on your ABIM record.

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