What is the recommended volume of irrigating fluid in the emergency department (ED) for open fractures?

Authors: Yousef Abuodeh, Sofiene Kallel, Gerard Chang, Osama Aldahamsheh

RECOMMENDATION: In the ED setting, open fractures should be irrigated sufficiently to remove all visible contamination and debris prior to applying dressings.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Consensus

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 75%, Disagree: 15%, Abstain: 10% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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