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Station Lead

Dr. Stephen Haight and Dr. Vikki Fanslow

Objectives

  1. Identify wounds that should be closed primarily.
  2. Identify patients that require tetanus prophylaxis.
  3. Choose an appropriate technique for primary wound closure (glue, suture, staples, etc.)
  4. List the instruments required for suturing.
  5. Choose the appropriate type and size of suture for different types and locations of lacerations.
  6. Practice different suturing techniques (interrupted, continuous, deep sutures, mattress sutures, corner stitches, dealing with "dog ears", etc).
  7. Practice different techniques for knot tying (instrument and hand ties).

Resources

Suturing Workshop IBC 2018.ppt

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