• 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.

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