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Skills | Suture: What, When, & Where

Suture Suture – a verb meaning to close or re-approximate lacerated skin. The big question to ask with suturing is whether it should be done at all.  The primary reason you would NOT want to suture a laceration is risk for infection.  The purpose of suturing is two fold: 1) Allow …

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Resource Emergencies: Water Emergencies

Water Emergencies Water is essential to life.  It won’t matter how many emergency airways, suture kits, or medicines you’ve set aside – when you run out of water it is a medical emergency that needs to be resolved quickly.  The human body has a thirst drive that is as natural …