Tube thoracostomy during the COVID-19 pandemic: guidance and recommendations from the AAST Acute Care Surgery and Critical Care Committees

Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2020 Apr 30;5(1):e000498. doi: 10.1136/tsaco-2020-000498. eCollection 2020.


This document provides guidance for trauma and acute care surgeons surrounding the placement, management and removal of chest tubes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keywords: Hemothorax; guideline; hemopneumothorax; pneumothorax.