Special issues to consider in treating farmworker lacerations – Farmworkers with lacerations may wait longer than other patients before seeking treatment for lacerations, and are likely to return to work in a very dirty environment. Therefore, there should be a high level of concern for infection. In addition, farmworkers who are seen near the end of the season may not be able to return for follow-up visits (removing stitches or assessing healing). A return to work plan that recognizes that the patient is not likely to take time off to heal is likely to be followed more completely.



Essentials of Skin Laceration Repair (Forsch, RT, Am Fam Physician. 2008 Oct 15;78(8):945-951.)

Patient Education:

Hand-out on Taking Care of Healing Cuts