Medical device compliance
In the BTS chest drain insertion guidelines, a blunt dissection technique in the safe area is recommended3. The recommended procedure for the KatGuide fully complies with this recommendation.
In fact, the only difference is that the KatGuide promotes better directional control as you insert the chest drain.
A very informative video demonstrating the insertion of a large bore chest tube using the recommended technique can be found on New England Journal of Medicine’s video in clinical medicine.
3) D Laws et al., BTS guidelines for the insertion of a chest drain, Thorax 2003;58:ii53-ii59