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Safety Action Notice - 3 April 2020

Published on 19 February 2021

From: Health Facilities Scotland

SAN(SC)20/04 Blood control safety cannula & needle thoracostomy for tension pneumothorax



New blood control (closed system) intravenous cannulas will not decompress a tension pneumothorax. Actions are recommended for clinical areas and teams likely to undertake needle thoracostomy.