Procedurette: Bug Plug

If you've ever had a patient with a live insect stuck in their ear (or had one yourself) you know that the associated discomfort is enormous. Add to that an overlay of well-warranted patient anxiety and overall yuck-factor, and you've got a minor procedure with a big challenge.

What's the best way to get that pesky bug out and save the day?

Enter Whit Fisher, MD, and his most recent Procedurette video, "Bug Plug"

(Check out the rest of Dr. Fisher's Procedurettes series for more short, fun problem-solving videos on EM procedures!)

For medical professionals only. This Procedurette describes ways to identify, kill, and remove insects that have become stuck in a patient's ear.