Difference between revisions of "Duct Tape"
Latest revision as of 04:25, 22 January 2018
Duct tape is a cloth- or scrim-backed adhesive tape.
Because duct tape is significantly stronger than medical tape, the list of indications for using duct tape is considerably longer:
- Secure a pesky July intern to the ceiling
- Close an incision or wound when staples or sutures are not available
- Repair ACLs
- Render a talkative patient or medical student speechless
- Secure endotracheal tube for the duration of a Whipple procedure
- Secure external fixation devices that cannot be externally-fixated themselves
- Secure flimsy peripheral IVs such that they stay in place for the next 60 hospitalizations
- Secure an agitated patient to their bed when sitters, Haldol, or restraints are not available
- Temporarily hold together someone's mind that is blown