Sutura “a sewing together”
The learning objectives of this introduction to suturing screen cast are:
- Differentiate between the different types of suture materials with success being differentiation of the materials that can be used to close skin vs. all other materials.
- List the steps of pre-closure wound care with success being the ability to recall proper analgesia/ anesthesia, foreign body identification and removal, and irrigation.
- Describe three different stitches with success being description of simple interrupted and vertical mattress.
- Apply post-closure wound care: antibiotics criteria, tetanus administration, length of time before suture removal guidelines, and home care instructions.
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