An intervention focused on increasing the use of bedside pleural ultrasound and hands-on teaching of drainage techniques has been able to improve outcomes in patients with pleural effusions. The study at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital found complication rates such as pneumothorax and dry taps following pleural procedures dropped significantly from 22.2 to 7.5% ...
Bedside pleural ultrasound improves patient outcomes
By Mardi Chapman
5 Jun 2017