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Intercostal Catheters
Intercostal Catheters

Identify the Site

February 15th, 2021
On this page:The Safe Triangle

The Safe Triangle

  • How to Perform

    Using the pen, mark the area bound by the:
  • Superiorly - base of the axilla
  • Anteriorly - lateral edge of pectoralis major
  • Inferiorly - 5th intercostal space
  • Posteriorly - lateral edge of latissimus dorsi
The chest drain is generally inserted into the 5th intercostal space in the midaxillary line.
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