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Pediatric Wound Care and Management in the Emergency Department (Trauma CME)

October 2017

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Although wounds and lacerations are some of the most common presenting complaints to EDs, recommendations for proper wound management can be contradictory and are often not supported by the literature. In this issue, you will learn:

  • Risk factors that affect wound healing and infection rates
  • Solutions that can safely and effectively irrigate wounds
  • Techniques and treatments to prevent pain and anxiety during wound closure
  • Methods for primary wound closure and how to use them appropriately
  • When antibiotic prophylaxis is necessary

Keywords: wound, laceration, traumatic wound, wound care, wound management, timing of wound closure, wound irrigation, wound cleansing, suture, suturing, suturing techniques, tissue adhesive, cyanoacrylate, adhesive strips, staples, hair apposition, bite wound, animal bite, human bite, emergency department, pediatric, child

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