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Trauma and Procedures

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  • Animal Bites
  • C spine series
  • Cold Injury and Frostbite
  • Cutting
  • Dermabond
  • Fish Hooks
  • Foreign Bodies
  • Hand Trauma
  • Lacerations: Special
  • Nail Splinter
  • Suture Care and Duration
  • Preps
  • Sebaceous cyst

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    Animal Bites


    Cervical spine series




    Parameter Adults Children
    Odontoid C1/C2 lateral aspects align
    equal space between odontoid process and lateral C1
    Predental space
    (space between  odontoid process and ant portion C1 ring)
    3 mm or less 4 to 5 mm or less
    C2-C3 pseudosubluxation 3 mm or less 4 to 5 mm or less
    Retropharyngeal space < 6 mm at C2, < 22 mm at C6 1/2 to 2/3 vertebral body distance anteroposteriorly
    Angulation of spinal column at any single interspace level < 11 degrees <11 degrees
    Cord dimension 10 to 13 mm Adult size by 6 yo

    Cold Injury and Frostbite







    A Practical Guide to Dermabond - March 1, 2000 - AFP

    Hand Trauma

    Lacerations: Special

    Nail and Nailbed


    Fish Hooks

    Foreign Bodies

    Nail Splinter

    1. soak in lukewarm water 15-20 minutes to soften nail
    2. anesthesize
    3. shave nail over splinter with No 15 blade (proximal to distal nailfold)


    Sebaceous cyst

    Stings and Poisons

    Suture Care and Duration

    time (assuming a deep vicryl layer)

    Tegaderm dressing to wound for 1st six hours

    Scalp wounds: apply pressure by patient lying on head

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