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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. See Educator Profile


91 Total Rating(s)
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Teaghan Vallely
28 Mar 2020

Clear and concise

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Gillian Pringle
26 Mar 2020

very good and interesting

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Junling Wang
23 Mar 2020

It is informative.

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Teresa Cooper
23 Mar 2020

very informative and easy to understand

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Lynn Thompson
23 Mar 2020

The resource was very clear and informative.

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Janet Bennett
22 Mar 2020

Would like to have seen the lectures notes/ white board and possibly a "live" cjest drain.

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Geraldine Hunter
21 Mar 2020

useful and entertaining; would like to have viewed Xray findings as explained in real time

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Matilda cefai
18 Mar 2020


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18 Mar 2020

Well presented and an important lesson on caring for patients with chest drains.

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Lisa Burling
18 Mar 2020

Great session with good relevant information to support health professionals in the workplace to understand the principles of UWSD