Pt is a 22-year-old White female first-year medical student. Pt has two lateral lacerations of the dorsal aspect of the fifth intermediate phalanx of the left hand. Pt was crushing a garlic clove when the cutting board gave way and split in two, causing the knife to slip and cut the skin of the finger. Cuts are 1/8 in. deep but were made superficially. Lacerations were bleeding steadily for five minutes but bleeding abated with direct pressure. Google search and a call to an EMT-friend determined that neither stitches nor a trip to the emergency room were required. Pt will keep adhesive bandages and antibacterial ointment on lacerations until wound has healed. Follow-up assessment and rebandaging recommended post-shower and in a.m.
Man, my pinkie hurts.