A Primer on Pigtail insertion. #FOAMed, #FOAMcc

So I recorded this for our incoming residents to Santa Cabrini ICU, whom we expect to become well versed in this procedure by the end of their rotation with us. The difference between a smooth and simple insertion – best for both patient and operator, is in the little details.

Figured I might as well put it up on #FOAMed in case anyone else may benefit!

Here is the podcast:


And here is a video displaying the technique.







2 thoughts on “A Primer on Pigtail insertion. #FOAMed, #FOAMcc

  1. […] lines, dialysis lines, intubation, chest tubes, lumbar puncture, thora- and paracentesis but also pigtail catheter insertion, percutaneous tracheostomy, percutaneous cholecystostomy and pericardial drainage. Because there is […]

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