Your local hospital cafeteria can be a useful resource in managing your PED patients:
- Sugar liberally applied to the edema of a paraphimosis or rectal prolapse may help decrease swelling and improve reduction efforts
- A mayonnaise packet provides useful lubricant for removing a tight ring
- Tannins from a tea bag (particularly black tea) can help clotting with post dental extraction bleeding (place a moistened tea bag in the socket and have the patient apply pressure by biting down)
- A packet of sugar + 10 mL sterile water = make your own sucrose solution for treatment of pain associated with procedures in infants
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