"I was simply amazed to see the dramatic improvement in my students' suturing skills since using this incredible kit in our Surgical skills workshops..." - Professor John Clayton Dept of General Surgery, UK
"I really struggled with suturing wounds properly until I discovered that the secret lies in tying the knots correctly! Thank you so much for all the valuable information and many tips! I can truly recommend this kit to all students who need to know the finer details on suturing wounds..." - Kevin Dalton Final year Paramedic student FL
The Apprentice Doctor "How to Stitch-up Wounds" Suturing Course & Kit
What is 'How to Stitch-up Wounds' Course & Kit?
The Apprentice Doctor is a brand of products designed to assist young people toward becoming medical professionals and to encourage those who are undecided to choose a career in healthcare.
The "How to Stitch-Up Wounds" course material comes on an interactive CD-ROM, and teaches you the basic principles of suturing and wound care through video clips, illustrations, detailed instructions, games, and more. With an 18-piece suture kit included, you will gain both theoretical knowledge and practical skills while performing 26 practical fun projects!
And if you sign up to receive Letters from the Doc, you will also gain access to new projects online, which you can then complete using the instruments in your kit.
Who can benefit from the 'How to Stitch-up Wounds' Suturing Course?
The Apprentice Doctor "How to Stitch-up Wounds" Course has been designed with the following students in mind:
The "How to Stitch-up Wounds" Course will teach you the stitching and knot-tying techniques used by surgeons all around the world, using the familiar methods of learning and then practicing. The reason medical students learn and remember so much in medical school is because they put into practice what they learn...
You will learn...
- How to professionally care for wounds
- How to tie a number of surgical knots (6 practical projects)
- A variety of suturing techniques (13 practical projects)
- About suturing instruments and items, needles, suture thread etc...
- How to neatly tie sutures and avoid ugly scars
- How to hold a needle holder and work with a tissue forceps
- How to properly line up a wound margins
- How to elevate a wound when suturing and why that's important
- How to treat a wounds aseptically and minimize the chance of infection
- How to correct a dog's ear suturing defect
- How to prevent common wound complications like wound dehiscence (when a wound opens again)
- Experience various incredible case studies
- Test your knowledge while having fun - playing suture games
- Assessment modules included for teachers and lecturers
- Medical and pre-med students
- Surgical interns/registrars and residents
- Students in other medical careers e.g. dentistry, nursing, paramedics etc.
- A resource to train Allied Healthcare professionals the basics principles of wound care (Osteopathic-, Homeopathic health practitioners, medical laboratory /office personnel, cosmetologists etc.)
- High school students interested in pursuing a career in medicine, desiring a "foretaste of their future career"
- Supplementary material to the high school Biology or Life Sciences curriculum
- Medics in the military
- Any person with a keen interest in medicine and wound care
What are the objectives of the course?
The aim is to equip you with a basic understanding of the theory of suturing wounds and for you to acquire the skills to confidently tie surgical knots and suture lacerations.
On completion of this course you should have a good understanding of:
- The basic principles of wound care
- Knot tying techniques (as related to knots used in surgery)
- Surgical instruments used in suturing
- Suture materials
- The various suturing techniques used by medical professionals
And you should also have the following skills:
- Placing sub-cutaneous sutures
- Placing interrupted sutures
- Placing a variety of mattress sutures
- Tying a square knot (two-hand tie, one-hand tie, and instrument tie)
- Tying a surgeon's knot (one-hand tie, and instrument tie)
- Using a number of other types of suturing techniques
- Correcting minor discrepancies while suturing
- Removing sutures
What are the basic subjects that the course covers?
To answer this question, let's have a look at The Apprentice Doctor® "How to Stitch-up Wounds" Course index:
- Introduction and Preparation
- Basic Principles of Wound Care
- Surgical Knot Tying
- Basic Suturing Techniques
- Complications of Suturing
Can you offer me more information regarding the 26 practical projects?
Yes of course! You will learn how to tie a variety of common surgical knots, how to stitch-up wounds and care for wounds using a 3-layered artificial skin that was specifically designed to imitate the feel and elasticity of the skin. The instruments and items (included in the kit at no extra cost when purchasing the Course material on CD-ROM) will be used to complete the majority of these projects.
Now let's have a look at The Apprentice Doctor® "How to Stitch-Up Wounds" Course projects index:
- Familiarize yourself with the Suture Kit
- Attach Suture Material to a needle
- How to clip the needle to a needle holder
- Prepare imitation skin for practicing suturing
- How to construct a rod for practicing suturing
- A demonstration of a square knot and a granny knot
- Make a square knot: Two-hand tie
- Make a square knot: One-hand tie
- Make a surgeon's knot: One-hand tie
- Make a square knot: Instrument tie
- Make a surgeon's knot: Instrument tie
- How to place subcutaneous sutures
- How to place interrupted sutures
- How to place interrupted sutures with buried knots
- How to place continuous sutures
- How to place continuous interlocking sutures
- How to place horizontal mattress sutures
- How to place vertical mattress sutures
- How to place "far and near" sutures
- How to place subcuticular sutures
- How to place purse string sutures
- How to correct a dog's ear
- How to correct unequal levels of tissue
- How to remove sutures
What's included in my order?
- A PC and Mac compatible CD-ROM which contains the course material and practical projects.
- An 18-piece suture kit, imitation skin, suture thread and needles, and other items - all of which will be used as you work your way through the course.