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Lecture Overview

Join John Serginson on a brief but detailed overview of chest drains and the physiology of pneumothorax. A practical and insightful overview into underwater seal drainage and how to spot a pneumothorax on a chest x-ray. A useful refresher for all health professionals.


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John Serginson

John Serginson has been a Nurse Practitioner: respiratory care at the Caboolture Hospital since 2010. He completed his nurse practitioner master's degree at the University of Queensland (UQ) with clinical training at The Prince Charles Hospital. He is an adjunct lecturer in the UQ School of Nursing and Midwifery. With 29 years’ experience as a nurse (16 in respiratory care), his research interests include domiciliary oxygen, inhaled therapy, and COPD models of care.




42 Total Rating(s)

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Kellie Betts
22 May 2019

Excellent presentation.

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Susan Johnson
20 May 2019

It was a very good general overview of chest drains, UWSD, and the practical elements of caring for a patient with a chest tube.

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Margaret Baltais
18 May 2019

Very informative, easy to listen to and understand.

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Tegan Williams
09 May 2019

I enjoyed this lecture. Covered the essentials in sufficient detail and gave a few great pointers for drain assessment and troubleshooting.

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Sonu merin james
07 May 2019


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Stephanie Delphin
02 May 2019


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Kessel Kyd Alcampado
19 Apr 2019

informative and witty

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Veronica Hemmings
14 Apr 2019

this resource was very informative and helped with the basic skills involved in UWSD's.

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Britney Wallace
05 Apr 2019


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Leonie Macpherson
17 Mar 2019

Great lecture but I felt that it wasnt finished when it stoppede. Would of like some more information on insertion of ICCs