Spontaneous pneumothorax

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On completion of this subject guide, you should be able to:

Recall common signs and symptoms of pneumothorax >

Identify the predisposing factors for developing a pneumothorax >

Carry out the management of a pneumothorax >

Educate a patient on aftercare advice following a pneumothorax >

Points for discussion

In a patient who has had one spontaneous pneumothorax, what is the chance they will have a second? 

If pneuomthorax is a contraindication to diving- what are some other conditions to consider in divers?

What is your emergency management of a clinically unstable pneumothorax identified in your GP clinic?

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