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Station Lead

Dr. Fatima Wilder Stephen Haight and Dr. Phu TranVikki 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).

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