Understanding Tension Pneumothorax

Understanding Tension Pneumothorax

 Create a book that shows the mechanism (Step by Step with pictures) and effects of a tension pneumothorax.

Be sure to use the “Academic Terms” in your book. Be sure to include the signs and symptoms typically present in a pneumothorax. Be sure to include the why and how of those signs and symptoms.

Please use color. Blood always looks better red.


Academic Terms to be used: 


Open/Tension (external) pneumothorax

Tension pneumothorax

Sucking Chest Wound

Visceral and Parietal pleurae

Pleural pressure


*Signs and Symptoms and why/how on all of them.


Jugular Vein Distention

Ankle Edema

Tracheal Shift