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Air in the Chest Quiz

1. Click on the most common location for a pneumothorax in the supine patient.

2. Radiographic signs of pneumothorax include all of the following except:
White pleural line
Absence of lung markings peripherally
Lucency at mediastinal border
Interface extending beyond chest wall

3. Subcutaneous emphysema can result from all of the following except:
Pneumothorax
Poorly positioned chest tube
Pneumoperitoneum
Upper airway injury

4. What kills a patient with a tension pneumothorax?
Decreased aeration
Decreased diaphragmatic excursion
Pulmonary artery thrombosis
Decreased venous return to the heart

5. Which one of the following is not a common cause of pneumothorax in the ICU patient?
Barotrauma
Central line placement
Complication of NG tube placement
Thoracentesis
Thoracic surgery
Chest compressions
Tracheostomy

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