Russell PneumoFix® Videos

Product Information

Russell PneumoFix®

The Russell PneumoFix® is a sterile chest decompression device designed for the management of tension pneumothorax, simple pneumothorax and pleural effusion. 

Designed by practising clinicians who understand the limitations of conventional equipment, the Russell PneumoFix® has many features that make it a truly useful tool for the emergency care provider.

Key Features

  • For medical professionals, use of the Russell PneumoFix® is quick, simple and intuitive
  • Unlike the intravenous cannula, used historically in an improvised way for the management of tension pneumothorax, the Russell PneumoFix® is designed specifically for this purpose
  • The Russell PneumoFix® has been designed to be inserted without the need for a scalpel or skin incision
  • The device incorporates a Veress-tipped needle to minimise risk of injury to lung tissue
  • 11cm long catheter – long enough to reach the pleural cavity of the vast majority of patients
  • Low pressure one-way valve – to allow air and fluid out but nothing in
  • Graduated markings and X-ray detectable catheter – for depth recording and accurate localisation at hospital
  • 12-Gauge catheter – allows for rapid venting of air in tension pneumothorax
  • Material chosen which minimises the risk of kinking of the catheter


  • Pack Dimensions
    28.00cm x 8.50cm

Product Code

  • PDF102