It’s about confidence, it’s about competence, it’s about developing tomorrow’s medical skills today.

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Improving Surgical Training with Better Tools – SurgiReal's Founding

Before SurgiReal’s founding, there simply weren’t products on the market that could adequately prepare students for operating on living tissue. We created our suture training kits and lifelike suture pads so that students would have realistic, portable and accessible tools with which to hone their surgical skills.

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Retiring Our 5-Layer Suture Pad

Because the 5-layer overlaps so much with the 6-layer while offering less access, we decided to discontinue it to streamline our products and prevent confusion. Starting on January 1st, 2021 SurgiReal will be retiring our 5-layer suture pad and exclusively offering the 6-layer suture pad.

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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.

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Comparing High Quality Suture Pads to Subpar Alternatives

There are a number of factors to consider when screening a suture training pad for quality. Looking at the materials, the feel and texture of the practice skin, and the durability of the product are just some of the key determinations of a quality training tool.

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Phlebotomy Training: Why Vascular Access Sleeves Are Better Than Manikins

The ability to practice venipuncture on a high fidelity simulator with no risk to participants is significantly more likely to effectively prepare students for real world applications.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Suture Practice: Why Suture Pads Are Superior To Pigs Feet

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...