WebPage_PneumthrxA pneumothorax can occur spontaneously in a healthy individual or as a complication of trauma, a medical procedure, or COPD.  Recent changes in practice guidelines for the management of pneumothorax in the ED allow for a more conservative and less invasive approach.  This module will discuss the different types of pneumothorax and review their management.

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Acknowledgements:  Mike McDonnell, MD (Author), David Carr, MD (Peer Reviewer)