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Amputation Management

- 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 packs or Ice with water if available

- 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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