Blunt Dissection Chest Drain (28Fg) Insertion Pack

Here is a breakdown of the contents of the new ICC packs that are currently being stocked in the ED. These packs contain all the necessary equipment needed for the insertion of a large bore (28Fg) ICC in the one pack (apart from: the drainage bottle and tubing, gloves, local, antiseptic and appropriate ICC skin dressing):


Some more details picks (courtesy of Dr Rippey):

ICC pack
ICC pack contents1
ICC pack drape
ICC pack contents2
ICC pack contents3
ICC pack contents4

Note: insertion of the introducer! Close-up image below:

ICC pack introducer

Additional Equipment (not included in the pack, to complete the job):

Needle Thoracostomy

14G cannula (45mm, non-safety) – if needle thoracostomy required (prior to finger thoracostomy equipment being available)

antiseptic, local anaesthetic and gloves
Drainage bottle and tubing
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Dr James Wheeler

Emergency Physician, SCGH, WA, Australia

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