DR MARTIN I HERMAN wrote:
> -- [ From: Martin Herman * EMC.Ver #2.5.3 ] --
> LET is not the same as LAC< and therefore the application techniques
> need to be different. We use LET here and generally apply 3-5cc
> into the wound, then held there by placing a piece of gauze on the
> and having the parent hold pressure for 30-45 minutes. The take rate
> about 85% if held for 45 minutes.
By using LET (which we call LAT) on a large telfa bandaid we find it
does not get absorbed by the telfa and hence we get close to 100% take
at 30 min. We use a formulation that is made from powder and the gel
added - hence it might be a firmer composition - not sure. We just
almost never have to inject a laceration that has been treated for 30
minutes in this way.
Charles Sea, MD, FACEP
Ochsner Hospital, New Orleans, La.
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