Feb 25, 2013

Stiching For Dummies

Salam. I write this so that I know what I had already learnt.

1) How to be a surgeon?

A surgeon must has 5 Cs which are:

  • Common sense
  • Competence
  • Commitment
  • Communication
  • Compassion

2) Knowing about surgical instrument and how to use them.

There are a lot of surgical instrument which comes in various size and shape such as scalpel and blades, surgical scissors, forceps, needle holder etc. A surgeon must possess the ability to use various instrument with both hands. Meaning that he must be able to use it with non dominant hand. This article seems interesting for those who wish to learn about it.

Right - Left Hands

3) Knotting and Stiches

These are the core of this course. I learnt reef knot and granny knot. I also learnt some basic concept of knotting which are two-handed knot, one-handed knot (using non dominant hand) and instrumental knot (which is easier compare to the other knots)

For the stiches, I learnt how to do simple interrupted stiches, vertical and horizontal mattress and continuous stiches.


But, frankly, I think that doing the stiches on real patient is much more difficult comparing on ‘artificial skin’ like above. Overall, this course really useful for me and I hope that everybody had the opportunity to attend it Smile

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