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IRIC safety alert

Safety Action Notice - SAN(SC)20/04

Published on 03 April 2020

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.