EB Medicine "Ties The Knot" With The Laceration Course Jul 21, 2022

EB Medicine has joined forces with The Laceration Course to offer high-impact training guaranteed to build skills and boost clinical confidence.

The Laceration Course is designed to help clinicians master essential suturing skills and laceration techniques. This online video course covers the...

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Myth 2 - You Have to Use Sterile Saline for Irrigation equipment management myth preparation Jul 03, 2022

You will see me state this a lot. The solution to pollution is dilution. I didn't coin the phrase, but it is something that all of us need to know. A few years ago, when I was developing the IRIG-8 wound irrigation device, I had to research everything I could find about wound irrigation. High...

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Legal Aspects of Laceration Management legal management Jul 03, 2022

Working in the emergency department is sometimes referred to as "walking in a minefield with clown shoes on." The older I get, I see it more and more. As there are common things that can resemble more serious illness, the simple laceration can also hide more serious underlying problems. It...

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Essential Tools - 3 - Stapler equipment management preparation Jul 03, 2022

Staplers-as with many things in the acute setting, price often trumps quality. Staplers for laceration management is no exception. We often are forced to use the cheap and wobbly 10 shot staplers. I have found these to be rather ineffective and I have to frequently remove staples and do them...

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Essential Tools - 4 - Headlamp equipment management preparation Jul 03, 2022

Visualization of the wound you are repairing is crucial. If you are struggling to see what you are repairing and whether or not the suture needle is in the right place, you are setting yourself up for problems.

It never fails, the treatment room doesn't have an overhead light or it's not...

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Proper Positioning management preparation Jul 03, 2022

I have to say that hunching over to repair a laceration is one thing I always end up regretting, getting old sucks. There are a few things you can do to make sure that you are protecting yourself when doing a laceration repair. Have the patient lie or sit so that the wound is close to you, don't...

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Essential Tools - 5 - Trauma Shears equipment management preparation Jul 03, 2022

Having a good pair of durable scissors or "trauma shears" will serve you well. If working in a busy ER, you will use these most every shift to remove clothing or bandages placed by EMS. They can also be used to cut fiberglass for splints. It never fails, you will need them when you don't have...

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Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Students Jul 03, 2022

PA and NP school is much shorter than medical school. The amount of time to cram everything you need to learn is limited. Most new grads do not choose to do a focused training program after school and go straight into the workforce. If you will be working in an acute setting-primary or urgent...

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Primary Care Residents Must Be Able to Manage Lacerations Jul 03, 2022

Primary care residency programs differ. Some are at large academic centers while others are community based. Access to faculty for teaching may vary as well.  Residents will spend a lot of time in the ED-mostly for consults and admissions, but almost all require at least one focused ED...

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Myth 3 - You Need to Use Sterile Gloves equipment management myth preparation Jul 03, 2022

This may cause surgeons to have chest pain, but there is no need to wear sterile gloves when repairing a laceration. Let me say that again, you don't need sterile gloves to sew up a laceration. Think about it, the dirty skin just got cut by a dirty object. Using sterile gloves isn't going to make...

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Emergency Medicine Residents Have to Be Ready on July 1 emergency medicine management preparation Sep 10, 2021

EM residents are expected to hit the ground running when it comes to seeing and managing patients with lacerations. It is one of the defining skills of emergency medicine and we take pride in our ability to repair lacerations. All interns will have done at least one EM rotation and possibly a...

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Myth 1 - You Cannot Use Epinephrine For Finger Lacerations management preparation Sep 10, 2021

We tend to practice based on what our attending physicians and residents told us. Some of these lessons we take as gospel and never challenge them. Some you are threatened with death if you even contemplate them! Contrary to the old mantra of "fingers, toes, penis, nose" when it comes to...

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