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Foreign Body: ENT

Learning outcomes > resource

Case: Lucy is a 3 year old girl who has been brought in to see you by her mother. Lucy has a foul smelling discharge from her left nostril.

On completion of this subject guide, you should be able to:

Carry out ear canal foreign body removal using select techniques > http://www.bcmj.org/article/removal-ear-canal-foreign-bodies-children-what-can-go-wrong-and-when-refer 

Coordinate the use of a 'mother's kiss' to conservatively treat a nasal foreign body > http://www.racgp.org.au/afp/2013/may/mothers-kiss/

Execute the management of inhaled foreign body > http://www.rch.org.au/clinicalguide/guideline_index/Foreign_Bodies_Inhaled/ 

 

Points for discussion

Which aspects of history increase your suspicion of ENT foreign body? 

What are the dangers associated with magnets and batteries? How does this change your management? 

How do you approach an anxious child in this situation? 

Foreign Body: Skin

Learning outcomes > resource

On completion of this subject guide, you should be able to:

Remove a subcutaneous foreign body from the skin > http://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0901/p683.html

Remove a fish hook from the skin > http://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0601/p2231.html 

Utilise the appropriate MBS item number for removal of a foreign body > http://remotehealthatlas.nt.gov.au/medicare_cheat_sheet_mbs.pdf

Remove a tick from the skin > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wotB38WrRY

 

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