can’t find a Word catheter?

5 Dec

my current workplace has a decent stash of Word catheter’s, having worked in places where they are in short supply, it’s nice to have a few tricks up your sleeve if you need to improvise, such as this idea from an old ALiEM post:


basically, grab a rubber tube threaded with suture.


pull it through the bartholin abscess like a loop drainage (click through for a refresher + video)


Not rocket science.  Add it to the mental toolbox.


References: ALiEM post (& picture); loop abscess post; loop picture


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