The Complete Chest Drain Insertion Course

Clinical Sciences Building, UHCW NHS Trust 13th December 2024

13th December 2024

University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust



Series of theory-based didactic lectures
Hands on practical ultrasound guided Seldinger insertion on manikins
Hands on practical fresh human cadaveric tissue dissection & drain insertion

This course is aimed at anyone who may be required to insert chest drains. The session begins with a series of lectures giving the theoretical knowledge of chest drain insertion including anatomy, technique, risks etc. The candidates then practice ultrasound guided Seldinger insertion on high-quality, realistic manikins as well as on human cadavers, as well as learning the open surgical technique of thoracotomy insertion on cadavers. The course helps towards achieving level 1 competence in ultrasound guided chest drains. 3 CPD points from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd).

Experienced & enthusiastic faculty led by:
Mr Tom Barker (Cardiothoracic Surgeon)
Dr Poonam Puthran (Respiratory Consultant)
Dr Neil Gupta (Consultant Interventional Radiologist)

Chest Drain Course Programme