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A new instrument to assess physician skill at chest tube insertion: the TUBE-iCOMPT

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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Source Name: Thorax


Matthew R Salamonsen, Farzad Bashirzadeh, Alexander J Ritchie, Helen E Ward, David I K Fielding

A tool for assessing competency in chest tube insertion was developed and validated using mannequins and patients.  Scores varied according to participant experience, and interrater consistency in evaluations was high.  It is suggested that this assessment tool can be used to judge the development of competence in chest to insertion and to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching.

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