- Perform patient assessment.
- Significant assessment findings (patient must have all of the following):
- Absent or decreased breath sound(s) on the affected side
- Evidence of poor perfusion
- Traumatic Arrest
Follow Airway Management Standing Order.
- Using aseptic technique, at the midclavicular line, 2nd or 3rd intercostal space, perform plural decompression with appropriate size needle/catheter (14 G 3 inch).