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Product Guide: Which Product is Best for Me?
We frequently receive questions like “Which suture kit or pad would be best for me? There are so many to choose from online and on the SurgiReal we...
The Art of Knot Tying
Knot tying is an important skill for any surgical or procedure-oriented rotation. We will briefly review some of the basics of knot tying in this article.
Suturing Techniques (How to!)
There are many types of suture patterns to close incisions and wounds. The medical practitioner should understand the basic fundamentals of suturing techniques in order to perform the best closure for healing.
Product Insight: I&D Simulated Cyst/Abscess Tissue Pad
A cyst is a sac or cavity that can form inside your body or on the surface of your skin that is filled with fluid, and may feel like a hard lump. Similarly, an abscess is a localized collection of pus that occurs within the dermis and subcutaneous space of the skin. Currently, there are just not a lot of options on the market for I&D practice materials, thus forcing students to make up models on their own.
A Year of Virtual Classes - What We've Learned
Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve learned that virtual suture training really does work. Last fall, we shared resources and thoughts o...
What to Expect When Practicing on Cadavers vs. a SurgiReal RealSuture Pad
While cadavers are often more true-to-life than a video, they still react, feel, and look quite differently than living tissue does. As such, there is an important place for realistic, reusable training tools such as SurgiReal’s suture pads.
The Importance of Adequate Suture Kits During Training
Suture training kits provided in educational programs are often of a low standard. However, SurgiReal has high standards on the products they include in their kits.
The Human Cost of Poor Suture Practice
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.
Suture Training: Retention Through Ongoing Instruction and Practice
Studies show that skill retention improves when suture training unfolds over time and students are given opportunities to continue to practice beyond the initial training session.
Suture Training: Better Skill Transfer With Simulation-Based Learning
Studies have shown that simulation-based instruction with high-fidelity simulators is an effective method for improving students’ confidence and retention of skills.
Which Suture Pad Is Right For Me?
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.
How To Provide Suture Training In A Virtual Setting
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.