Trick of the trade: Irrigation scalp wound photos

Mar 03, 10
Trick of the trade: Irrigation scalp wound photos

I mentioned from an earlier post about building a “head basin” for collecting irrigation fluid prior to wound closure. This basin prevents a deluge of fluid from soaking the gurney sheets and patient.

I finally managed to capture this trick in action, while a student was irrigating an eyebrow laceration.

Pearl

When cutting out a semi-circular or rectangular hole in the basin, be sure that there remains a 2-4 inch lip at the bottom to ensure that fluid can collect in the basin.

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Michelle Lin, MD

ALiEM Founder and CEO
Professor and Digital Innovation Lab Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

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