Principles of Basic Wound Evaluation and Management in the Emergency Department

Ryan H. DeBoard, Dawn F. Rondeau, Christopher S. Kang, Alfredo Sabbaj, John G. McManus

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Abstract

The primary objectives of basic wound management center around promoting optimal wound healing and cosmesis. These objectives may be achieved through the systematic assessment, preparation, and repair of the laceration supplemented with appropriate patient care instructions. The meticulous and methodical management of traumatic wounds described in this article will assist the emergency physician in decreasing overall complication rates and help improve patient satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-39
Number of pages17
JournalEmergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes

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  • Emergency Medicine

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