Complex Wounds Workshop
(I&D, complex lacs & foreign bodies)

(Intermediate Level)

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:

  1. Learn and perform common I&D techniques including incision, drainage, packing & needle aspiration
  2. Learn and perform foreign body removal (removal of wooden splinter)
  3. Learn about approaches to complex lacerations (with irregular borders or flaps) along with debridement techniques and burried stitches (for deep lacerations)
  4. Use various suturing materials and practice on various simulation models and items (pig’s feet, etc).
  5. Practice using stapling, medical adhesive glue, and other wound closure products.
  6. Proper pre-wound assessment, irrigation techniques, hemostasis tricks and tools, debridement techniques, appropriate antibiotic usage, and post wound closure management will be reviewed.
  7. 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.

  • Skills Workshop
    Half Day
    Spring 2020

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