Complex Wounds Workshop
Spend the day focusing on the approach to performing an I&D (incision and drainage) and how to handle some of the complex laceration scenarios like a seasoned Emergency Medicine clinician. In this hands on course, you will learn:
- Learn and perform common I&D techniques including incision, drainage, packing & needle aspiration
- Learn and perform foreign body removal (removal of wooden splinter)
- Learn about approaches to complex lacerations (with irregular borders or flaps) along with debridement techniques and burried stitches (for deep lacerations)
- Use various suturing materials and practice on various simulation models and items (pig’s feet, etc).
- Practice using stapling, medical adhesive glue, and other wound closure products.
- Proper pre-wound assessment, irrigation techniques, hemostasis tricks and tools, debridement techniques, appropriate antibiotic usage, and post wound closure management will be reviewed.
- Identify which wounds can be treated and managed in your practice and which require specialist care.
There is pre-course work associated with this course and post course work to ensure mastery is obtained.
This Half Day Workshop is taught by Professor Edward Giarusso and is worth 5 CME credit.