Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Ear, Nose and Throat Foreign Bodies

emDocs - October 23, 2016 - Authors: Moungey B and Stahmer C
Edited by: Robertson J and Koyfman A
"It is a busy day in the emergency department (ED) when a 35-year old male presents with an insect in his right ear. In the next room, a 3-year old girl presents with her mother after having placed a plastic bead in her left nostril. And just then, a 2-year-old boy is brought in to the ED by his parents because he had just swallowed a coin.
With all the possible tools and techniques for foreign body removal, choosing a method that is most likely to be successful for your patient can sometimes be a daunting task. In addition, it can be challenging when trying to determine if a patient will be cooperative and whether analgesia or sedation will be required.
Here are a few tips to help you remove those foreign bodies like a pro and get your patient safely on his or her way..."