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got a bad "back problem" - abscess I&D

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Published on Jan 1, 2013

Begins during administration of lidocaine for local anesthesia, which can be seen to some extent with the blanching effect of epinephrine in the lidocaine.
This is not compete picture - After this video ends the rest of the procedure includes deloculating (breaking up) with blunt hemostats and irrigating with betadine and saline. The vacated abscess cavity is usually packed with sterile medicated guaze and pt is placed on antibiotic coverage for MRSA infection pending culture results. Aftercare also includes Epsom salt soaks after packing removal.

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