Simple Splatter Solution

December 31, 2006

All too often, when lancing a sebaceouscyst or abscess, or when relievingpressure from a traumatizednail bed, both practitioner and assistantare splattered with the materialthat is released.

All too often, when lancing a sebaceouscyst or abscess, or when relievingpressure from a traumatizednail bed, both practitioner and assistantare splattered with the materialthat is released. A simple solution tothis problem is to have an assistanthold the clear eye shield portion ofa disposable mask between you andthe work area. It is easy to workunder this clear shield, and anysplatter hits it rather than you oryour colleagues.-- Ken Moore, PA-C
   Walla Walla, Wash