tegaderm fingertip dressing

22 Aug

Neat “Trick of the Trade” in August’s ACEP News mag:

Click through the link to read the whole thing, but here are some highlights:


For fingertip avulsions or minor bleeding lacs not great for suturing:



Tegaderm (sticky side up)

glob of antibiotic ointment (e.g. bacitracin)

small ‘gelfoam’ absorbant dressing



patient puts finger down

wrap it up

benzoin then steri-strip around to hold in place


Nice idea.  Add it to the toolbox.


References: acepnews article.


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