3 Things ATs Need to Know About Pneumothorax

entering ERDuring our last Sports Emergency Care White Paper Session, session leader Peter Bonadonna, EMT-P provided a presentation on pneumothorax that received exceptional reviews.  Here, session moderator Mike Cendoma, MS, ATC provides three take-home points from the presentation that all athletic trainers should know:

  1. The most common cause of pneumothorax in athletics is blunt-force trauma, resulting in closed pneumothorax.  Therefore, the risk of a secondary life-threatening tension pneumothorax in athletes is considerable.
  2. Athletic trainers should have a low transport threshold for athletes that present with shortness of breath or rapid shallow breathing following blunt-force trauma.
  3. When an athlete presents with signs and symptoms of pneumothorax, athletic trainers should request emergency transport via ALS due to the significant risk of tension pneumothorax.
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