Minor Care Series: Fingertip Injuries

Minor Care Series: Fingertip Injuries

Not all fingertip injuries are created equal. From a box cutter slice to a crush injury, your time and investment into these patients’ injuries varies quite significantly and we need to be ready to be expert at all options. Dr. Li guides us in a quick run down of the injury and repair types of fingertip injuries in this month’s Mastering Minor Care.

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Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis

It's been a busy night in the SRU.  You've already sent two traumas to the OR, given tPA to an acute stroke, and sent a post-arrest patient up to the MICU.  As you walk back to your computer to finally take a sip of now cold coffee, you notice there's a new patient in A2.  The chief complaint, conjunctivitis.  You sigh as you try to recall the differential for the red eye.  You think to yourself, I wish they actually covered eyes in medical school.  Read on to learn how to care majorly about a “minor” complaint.  And no, all is not solved by some antibiotic drops.   

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