This is our final recap of our "Out on a Limb" Case Series! If you missed the initial "Moonlighter" case and discussion you can check it out here. There were a number of great responses to the questions which we'll recap below.
Q1 - What are your options in handling this situation?
You have a few options in handling this situation. As many of the respondents chimed in, the wound definitely needs to be cleaned out and closed and the patient requires antibiotics as soon as is reasonably and safely possible, especially since the injury is already 6 hours old. The first option is to complete a sedation and multilayer repair in the ED yourself. As many people point out, this is not an excellent proposition unless there are extreme extenuating circumstances.Read More