Chest Tube Insertion Lab


Learn to place a chest tube or perform thoracentesis in the comfort of our state-of-the-art simulation center! Using world-class ultrasound phantoms and ultrasound machines, you will learn how to successfully perform chest tube thoracostomy and ultrasound-guided thoracentesis and see the process in a completely new perspective using multiple internal camera systems and a real-time feedback system to guarantee you are in the “right spot” every time.

This course has now been made a part of our Acute Care Skills Workshop. Join us at this workshop to learn these chest tube procedures and more!

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    Course Content

    Course Content

    • Field Preparation
    • Rib Space Selection and Landmarks
    • Local Anesthesia
    • Blunt and Trocar Tube Insertion
    • Pleur-Evac® Basics
    • Ultrasound Guided Thoracentesis
    • Post-Procedure Management and Documentation


    CE Hours

    This course includes 3.0 ANCC-Approved Contact Hours. Skills On Point, LLC is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)



    This private course is held at the Skills On Point Simulation Center at 1340 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108.

    Intended Audience

    Intended Audience

    Typical audience includes Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Medical Doctors, Emergency Medical Services, and students of any healthcare industry are welcome to attend! No experience is required to attend.

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