Congratulations! You have now completed the Tube Thoracostomy Module.



  • This module was written and developed by Nicole Rocca for the Queen's University Faculty of Health Sciences Patient Simulation Lab.
  • Contributors: Dr. Chris Parker and Dr. Bob McGraw
  • The module was updated December 2012 using exe :eLearning XHTML editor with support from Lynel Jackson, Medical Education Unit at Queen's University School of Medicine MedTech Unit.


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  2. Dev SP, Bartolomeu N Jr, Simone C, Chien V. Videos In Clinical Medicine: Chest-Tube Insertion N Engl J Med. 2007;357:e15.
  3. The content of this module was based, in part, on a learning guide developed by the Nursing Education Service at Kingston General Hospital.