Pigtail Catheter Insertion for Pneumothoraxes and Simple Pleural Effusions

While rapid tube thoracostomy is still preferred in an unstable patient, pigtail catheters with Heimlich valves are increasingly preferred to large bore chest tubes in the treatment of pneumothoraxes and simple pleural effusions due to their less traumatic less painful insertion and lower cost. They also offer decreased risk of haemorrhage in anticoagulated patients or those with bleeding diathesis.

Hands-Only CPR – Videos

If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, hands-only CPR is the recommended form of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). It not only increases the likelihood of surviving breathing and cardiac emergencies that occur outside of medical settings, but it’s simple to learn and easy to remember.

Machakos County: A Model for Emergency Care in the Counties

Machakos County is currently leading in the adoption of the Kenya Emergency Medical Care Policy 2020-2030 developed by the Ministry of Health. Based on the WHO Emergency Care Systems Framework, the Machakos County Emergency Medical Care System is proof that we can have a functioning emergency care system across the different Counties and across the Country.