Skip to content

About Adam Kaye, MD

EM Resident
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency
31 07, 2017

Trick of the Trade: DIY Squirt Bottle Wound Irrigation


wound irrigationWound irrigation is arguably one of the most important steps in closing a laceration, because all lacerations should be considered to be contaminated. Irrigation is considered the foundation in preventing infection. A common way to cleanse a wound is to irrigate a wound using a 20 cc syringe, angiocatheter, and splash protector. To achieve 500 cc of irrigation, however, it would require 25 syringe refills! Is there a better, cost-effective alternative?