Suture Block Model Photo Layout

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Identifier 017_SSLR2018_Suture_Block_Model_Photo_Layout_BARTLINE.pdf
Title Suture Block Model Photo Layout
Creator Peter Bartline MD; Ruth Braga MSN; William Peche MD; Daniel Vargo MD
Subject Sutures; Suturing
Description "Suturing is one of the most commonly taught skills in surgery. This demand makes model durability one of the most important features. After trying multiple commercial models priced at $25/piece, we developed this low cost version from simple items. 25 models lasted the full academic year, and served eight rotations of medical students and residents for less than the cost of two commercial models! To properly create layers of skin, stabilizing fabric is used. It provides a firm layer on each side of a cushioned layer and can be purchased for <$8-enough fabric to create approximately 12 blocks. Coban cover the ends of each block to prevent slivers and were obtained in the OR. If prep sponges were not available (subcutaneous layer), we purchased a twin-size camping foam mattress and cut it down. Wood and Velcro were purchased from home improvement/office stores. Outcomes: Prior to using the low cost suture blocks, we were unable to allow medical students to take supplies home for practice. This model has allowed us to create enough suture blocks for students to check out for the duration of their clerkship, and still have enough available in the skills lab for resident or student practice. With a simple replacement of the material and foam layer, a new suture block is created. Also, it is not a significant financial loss if blocks are not returned at the end of the rotation. Feedback from students and residents alike is that the model is durable, realistically replicates the layers of the skin, and handles appropriately with instrumentation. Residents have lauded it as an excellent tool for medical student teaching."
Relation is Part of Suture Block Recipe
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date Digital 2018
Date 2018
Format application/pdf
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Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6xm2t17
Setname ehsl_sslr
ID 1399681
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