FOr the most part we are not suturing tongue laceration unless they have
caused the tongue to appear to be bifurcated by crossing the edge or have a
flap type lesion . If the lac is central, we let it heal on it's own.
IF we do suture , I sedate with ketamine and versed.
On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 10:35 AM, William Krief <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> The approach to procedural sedation of a young child with a significant
> laceration varies within our department. I was looking for the Lists'
> on 1) which sedatives, analgesics, and adjuncts are being used for the
> of tongue lacerations; 2) how deeply are you sedating these patients; 3)
> which cases are you sending to the OR.
> Thank you,
> William Krief
> Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
> Schneider Children's Hospital
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Lebonheur Children's Medical Center
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