POCUS Cases 2 – Pneumothorax

Learning Objectives

  1. To understand the limitations of supine chest x-rays for ruling out pneumothorax in trauma patients
  2. To recognize lung sliding and/or comet tails on POCUS and understanding that they rule out pneumothorax in supine trauma patients
  3. To recognize the lung point in pneumothorax and distinguishing it from physiologic lung points
  4. To understand the limitations and false positives of pneumothorax POCUS