Cover image for lecture: Pneumothorax and Chest Drains

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.



53 Total Rating(s)

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Craig Broomhall
08 Aug 2019

Well presented session on a subject relevant to my work.

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Suzanne Hogden
28 Jun 2019

short and to the point education, very good detail

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Catherine Papadopoulos
11 Jun 2019

Great overview of pneumothorax and their management with ICC, quick easy to understand

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Jessica Clissold
30 May 2019

Easy to follow and understand, very informative and relevant to clinical practice

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Andrea Easter
28 May 2019

Lecturer was engaging and provided relevant information.

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fiona mathews
26 May 2019

i now have a greater understanding of problem shooting the UWSD bottle and can comprehend its use

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Tania McColl
22 May 2019

Good overview of management and care with troubleshooting included.

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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.