Suture Removal

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What you'll learn

Every surgical procedure is followed by suturing at the end of the procedure. This can be either a minor surgical procedure or a major procedure. They are generally indicated for deeper wounds when it is suspected that the wound closure and healing is difficult. The main advantage of suturing is uneventful healing, the stability of the wound, reduces the post-operative bleeding, etc. There are many techniques of suturing and suture materials are also different for different suturing techniques.

The importance of suture removal in surgical procedures is vast and health care providers should assess the wound before removal of the suture. Alternate sutures are removed first, then the main sutures are removed when once ensured that the wound has approximated well. The technique of suture removal is complicated. Suture removal also needs the correct technique which can help inadequate healing of wounds rather than opening the wound due to forceful removal of the suture. Therefore, all health care professionals should have knowledge on how to remove suture removal, when to remove, indications for suture removal, techniques of suture removal, etc.

This module provides a detailed explanation of how to remove sutures. Other explanations include About different suture types and the appropriate situations for their use, How to apply a sterile technique, how to visualize the anatomical structures and components of the skin, comprising the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous layers how to practice and perfect your skills in the inspection of the suture line, removing sutures, and applying a dressing, how to describe the wound-healing process and wound-care recommendations including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers two scenarios that test your ability to remove sutures.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • About different suture types and the appropriate situations for their use
  • Anatomical structures and components of the skin
  • How to inspect the suture line, remove sutures, and apply a dressing
  • To describe the wound-healing process and wound-care recommendations

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