The reality is that any time there is poor suture practice, those who suffer are the patients. Poor suture techniques can lead to infection, scarring and longer recovery times – all of which negatively impact both patients and the healthcare system as a whole.
If you're planning to practice suture techniques, your choice of training materials makes a big difference. Getting a clear sense of the skills you want to practice will help ensure you select the right suture pad for your needs.
Effective suture training doesn’t necessarily require a lab environment, or even in-person instruction. While teaching suture techniques online presents some unique challenges, the basic principles of teaching in a virtual setting still apply.
Medical schools often rely on pigs' feet to introduce students to incision and suture practice. The tissue on pigs' feet is relatively similar to human skin — as it has epidermis and subcutaneous layers — and it’s a relatively cheap option when purchasing en masse. However...