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…

Patient History – Repetition Helps

One of my favorite attendings in residency, Dr. Asimos, would take each of us into a…

Essential Tools – 2 – Laceration Kit

The most important tools we use for managing lacerations are the instruments that come in the…

Essential Tools – 1 – Finger Tourniquet

After years of experience, I have several things that I have to have when repairing certain…