when does a wound need to be evaluated for stitching or suturing?

when does a wound need to be evaluated for stitching or suturing?

How to evaluate if an open wound needs stitching. Here are three ways to do so: 1. Look at the depth of the open wound. Can you see yellow, fatty tissue? Is there bone exposed? Is it more than 1/4 inch deep? 2. Look at the width of the wound. Can you pull the two sides together easily? Can you hold it together with bandaging? 3. Where is the wound located? Is it located where there is a lot of movement involved? For example, the elbow, knees,...

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Back to school safety.

Back to school safety.

Getting to School. Whether children walk, ride their bicycle or take the bus to school, it is vitally important that they – and the motorists around them – take proper safety precautions. Walkers: Walk on the sidewalk; if there is no sidewalk and you must walk in the street, walk facing traffic Before crossing the street, stop and look left, right and left again to see if cars are coming Never dart out in front of a parked car Parents: Practice...

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Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional deaths in children 1-4

Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional deaths in children 1-4

From Memorial Day through Labor Day 2017*, at least 163 children younger than age 15 fatally drowned in swimming pools or spas, according to media reports compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation, a Pool Safely campaign partner. Of the 163 reports, 112 of the victims — nearly 70 percent — were children younger than age five. During the same timeframe in 2016, 205 children younger than age 15 drowned in swimming pools or spas,...

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SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Oct. 24 2016 5:37 PM https://youtu.be/3c6OA7d5UUM The American Academy of Pediatrics just updated its recommendations on how to create safe sleeping conditions for infants, and not only are they easy to follow, they could also save new parents money and time. While much of the advice is consistent with the AAP’s previous set of recommendations, released in 2011, the latest includes new thinking on the ideal sleep environment for infants....

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Head and neck injuries in children.

Head and neck injuries in children.

Suspect a head and or neck injury if a child Falls from a height Is not fully alert Falls from a height greater than the child’s height Falls off a bicycle without a helmet Got a direct hit to the head Involved in a motor vehicle accident Complains of neck or back pain, tingling or weakness in the arms or legs Signs of head injury: Has a seizure Vomits Does not respond or move Is sleepy Is confused Has trouble walking Inconsolable Has...

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