Tag Wound management

Own the Wound!

Own the wound is a collection of videos on wound care created by Michelle Lin the guru behind Academic Life in Emergency Medicine.
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Irrigating wounds in the wilderness

I’ve written here before about austere wound care, and one of the important comments I received was “irrigate with water clean enough to drink.” That’s a very valid point, as you don’t want to introduce new pathogens into the wound.…

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Ants as sutures?

You’ve probably heard of it, or seen pictures of it on various internet feeds. But how many references have you seen in the medical literature? They’re sparse at best, which is part of the reason I haven’t written about them…

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Wound closure on a budget

Cyanoacrylates (CAs), have been around since the 1940s, and have been used for wounds since Vietnam. Therefore, it is odd to consider that the FDA did not approve their use for skin until 1998.
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Honey, I shrunk the wound

Honey has been used for wound care throughout history, from c.2600 until the 1940s when antibiotics replaced it. However, due to increasing drug resistance, hospitals are starting to research honey for wound care again