Does This Really Need Vascular Surgery?

In light of the recent JUCM article by Dr. Benjamin Barlow, Alan Ayers, and Monte Sandler, I wanted…

Myth 2 – You Have to Use Sterile Saline for Irrigation

You will see me state this a lot. The solution to pollution is dilution. I didn’t…

Essential Tool: A Stapler for Laceration Repairs

Staplers: As with many things in the acute setting, price often trumps quality. Staplers for laceration…

Myth 3 – You Need to Use Sterile Gloves

This may cause surgeons to have chest pain, but there is no need to wear sterile…

Don’t Freak Out

GRAPHIC PICTURE WARNING…. Large lacerations can take your breath away. Sometimes, something that looks complex and…

90% Knowledge, 10% Skill

When I started working on this lecture series, I noticed how the overwhelming majority of information…

Legal Aspects of Laceration Management

Working in the emergency department is sometimes referred to as “walking in a minefield with clown shoes…

Myth 1 – You Cannot Use Epinephrine For Finger Lacerations

We tend to practice based on what our attending physicians and residents told us. Some of…

Tetanus and Rabies

One of the most fun parts of doing this lecture series has been learning more about…