Tissue adhesive is a quick and easy method for laceration repair for superficial lacerations. Once the wound is cleaned, approximate the edges and apply a layer of glue on top. Wait about 1 minute for it to dry. Presented by Jess Mason, MD, and Whitney Johnson, MD.
Daniel P. - November 2, 2018 6:54 AM
Love these videos. Love all the EM:RAP has to offer. Just FYI. Fanning, or blowing on the glue will not speed up polymerization. Here's one source: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0301/p1383.html
There are many others if you google search this topic.
Thanks for all you do!
Alicia C. - February 22, 2021 5:44 AM
Please explain follow up care and not to cover it
Jess Mason - February 22, 2021 3:32 PM
The glue will peel off on its own after a few days which should be enough time for initial wound healing. I advise patients to avoid picking at it and that putting their hands frequently in water may make it peel off sooner than desired.