Pleural Drain Management


ACU & SVH Clinical School

Cator Building, Ground Level

(Building Entry on Barcom Ave Darlinghurst, across from Liechhardt Street)


Dates available for this program in 2019 are:

8th May 1330-1530hrs

2nd Oct 1330-1530hrs

Online registration and payment link:

Course overview:

This workshop provides the opportunity for participants to practice and demonstrate their clinical skill in pleural drain management, dressing change and removal.


Lead by CNC respiratory & CNE Cardiothoracic

Key topics:

On completion of this workshop,  it is anticipated that participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of intra-pleural pressure and the conditions that affect this requiring pleural drain insertion
  • Identify different types of pleural drains and their purpose
  • Develop an understanding of underwater seal drain observations and their characteristics, to confidently interpret their observations and document correctly
  • Develop awareness of the daily management of a patient with a pleural drain
  • Demonstrate ability to remove pleural drain safely

Who should attend:

Clinicians who are required to manage pleural drains

Course enquiries:

Peter Jones

Course Pre-requisites:



 $90 (not including GST)  


Participants are required to organise their own travel and parking arrangements.

Cancellation policy:

Cancellation provided up to 5 working days before the program a full refund will be issued.
Cancellation past the 5 working days and before 24 hours prior to the program half refund will be issued.
Cancellation with 24hrs prior to the program no refund is issued.

Cancellation should be in writing to


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