The organized systematic care process outlined in this section optimally manages the patient with a laceration. The steps include assessment, problem identification, planning, interventions, ongoing evaluations, and disposition. Detailed information is included for the common medications used for patients with a laceration.
Topics reviewed include:Anesthesia
Management of lacerations
Points to control arterial hemorrhage
Suture removal times
Review of wound closures
Rapid ABC AssessmentIs the patient