Repair of Split Earlobe Lacerations in the Urgent Care

Repair of Split Earlobe Lacerations in the Urgent Care

Urgent message: Patients presenting to the urgent care center with split earlobe injuries can have their defect repaired with good cosmetic results. This minor office-based procedure can be easily performed in this venue by the urgent care provider. Oscar D. Almeida, Jr., MD, FACOG, FACS Dating back to the 2nd Century in the Roman Empire, earrings have remained a staple of human fashion. Today, the popular use of earrings has become gender neutral. The expanded …

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Employing the Parental Papoose Technique in Treating Young Children

Employing the Parental Papoose Technique in Treating Young Children

Urgent message: Children presenting to the urgent care center are often in a state of distress and agitation—to the extent that they may be difficult to treat when it comes to certain procedures. The parental papoose technique may help soothe the patient—and the parent—making effective treatment more accessible. Oscar D. Almeida, Jr., MD, FACOG, FACS It is common for a young child to enter our urgent care center calmly—while being held by a parent, only …

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