Intern Orientation - Suturing
What interns should learn about suturing and wound management
Types of wounds incisions vs lacerations and risk associated with each.
Foreign bodies and role of Xray/US. Beware of glass!
How to assess wounds
- neurovascular, tendons, that local anaesthetic is often required to assess wound sproperly.
Debridement and importance of this
- irrigation as well as picking off dirt and dead bits.
Where to find things in the department.
Wound closure concepts
- everting edges, glue vs sutures, what size sutures for various body regions.
How to suture - practice on sample skin.
Post suture care and GP followup.