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How to Avoid Common Mistakes in Suture Practice

Suturing is a skill that can be acquired with practice. Like any other skill, suturing must be practiced under the most realistic conditions in or...

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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The Evolution of Suture Training Materials

SurgiReal products grew out of the emphasis for simulation-based training in medical education. Essentially, suturing is a basic skill expected of many professionals in the medical field, and due to the high cost of anatomy laboratories and real specimens, various types of models have been used to simulate human tissue

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Essential Supplies for a PA Student

Some programs will suggest particular brands while others will work with medical device companies to assemble a kit for students to purchase. These tools will create the foundation of your medical bag. You will be able to use them while practicing new skills in labs and once you are working with patients in a live setting. 

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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...

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The Importance of Layers in Suture Pads

SurgiReal specializes in highly realistic, layered suture pads. For example, our 6-layer pad mimics the epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous, first fas...

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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. 

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Benefits of Maximizing Suture Pad Reusability for Student Use

Given the amount of practice required, it is critical that educators are able to provide their students with quality materials that maximize reusability and will last long past the length of a course.

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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.

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Benefits of Simulation Based Training and the use of Practice Skin

Practicing on high-quality simulated skin with a specific number of realistic layers is essential to developing the appropriate experience students need to gain confidence in the classroom.