Evaluation of Traumatic Injuries: Identifying Tension Pneumothorax in Emergency Medical Technician Training

This article discusses the assessment of a trauma patient for the presence of tension pneumothorax. It focuses on the necessary skills for emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and reviews concepts relevant to the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). The main idea is to provide guidance on identifying and managing tension pneumothorax in trauma patients, which is a life-threatening condition caused by air collecting in the pleural space and putting pressure on the lungs.