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Amputation Management

PROCEDURE:
- If avulsed tissue is still attached, return to normal position and secure with moist saline dressing.
- Rinse amputated part with normal saline solution to remove any gross contamination, then wrap in sterile saline moistened gauze.
- Place wrapped part inside a waterproof container.
- Place the container on ice.
- It should not be placed directly into ice (the melting ice produces a hypotonic solution that damages cells).
- Do not use dry ice.
- Transport amputated part with patient to correct facility.
- contact hospital as soon as possible for receiving center determination and preperation.

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