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