Suturing Techniques in the ER
1. Perform the most common suturing techniques, including simple, running, and half-buried mattress (corner) sutures.
2. Evaluate the various suture materials and needles available and in which situations they are to be used appropriately.
3. Utilize different wound closure materials, which may include surgical needles, sutures, skin staples, topical skin adhesives, tapes, bandages or skin adhesives.
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Vu-Kiet Tran, MD, FCFP, MHSc, MBA, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine Division, DFCM, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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