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Wound Care 101

The MSIII Surgery Clerkship Wound Care 101 Objectives

  1. Describe the indications and contraindications for abscess incision and drainage.
  2. Describe the indications for local anesthetic infiltration versus a field block.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to appropriately anesthetize the area surrounding the abscess.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to make a wide excision over the abscess and provide appropriate drainage.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to pack and cover the open wound with appropriate dressing material.