SIU Surgical Skills Lab
Phone: 217-545-7878
Email: surgicalskills@siumed.edu

MSIII Surgery Clerkship Suturing and Knot Tying

The MSIII Surgery Clerkship

Basic Suturing and Knot Tying Lab Objectives Basic Suturing

  1. Describe different suture materials and their appropriate applications
  2. Demonstrate proper technique for handling of basic surgical instruments (needle holder, hemostatic clamps, forceps)
  3. Demonstrate proper technique for performing simple interrupted, subcuticular, simple running, and vertical mattress suturing
  4. Demonstrate proper technique for performing one and two handed knot tying
  5. Demonstrate proper technique for tying around a clamp (both free hand and instrument passes)

Wound Care 101

The MSIII Surgery Clerkship Wound Care 101 Objectives Basic suturing

  1. Describe the indications and contraindications for abscess incision and drainage.
  2. Describe the indications for local anesthetic infiltration versus a field block.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to appropriately anesthetize the area surrounding the abscess.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to make a wide excision over the abscess and provide appropriate drainage.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to pack and cover the open wound with appropriate dressing material.