Emergency Implications of Body Piercing/Modifications
It's happening more & more... Though body modification has been practiced for thousands of years, seemingly only recently has it become an "epidemic", especially among teens & young adults. This presentation will review "what we really want to know" regarding body modification & implications for emergency care. Through real-life case studies, answers to questions involving airway management, defibrillation, obstetrics, & thrombolytics will be addressed.