If youre concerned about a retained foreign body make sure to get imaging
There is a higher risk of wound infection associated with age, diabetes, wound size, contamination, and a location not on the head or neck. Other conditions that impair wound healing include renal failure, obesity, malnutrition, immunocompromised status.
Prophylactic antibiotics are not recommended for routine use in wound care.. Antibiotics have a role in select wounds considered high risk for infection.
Pain control and administration of an anesthetic may be required before a patient can fully cooperate with examination.
Its ok to get consultation - sometimes the wound is outside of our scope of practice
Background: Current trauma resuscitation prioritizes control of bleeding and uses massive transfusion protocols to prevent and treat coagulopathy. This is typically done in the form of massive transfusion protocols delivered in proportions that approach the composition of whole blood. Two strategies to help guide this replacement of blood products are conventional coagulation tests and viscoelastic hemostatic assays....Read More