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Suture Removal for Medical Professionals

Medical Professional - Clinical > Non-Invasive and Testing Procedures
Learn how to remove sutures and practice the steps of the procedure as often as you want, until you feel confident.

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This module provides a detailed explanation of how to remove sutures. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers two scenarios that test your ability to remove sutures. Practice the steps of the procedures as often as you want, until you feel confident.

If you are not a medical student or physician, you may prefer the other version of this module, which includes all the procedural information needed by professionals in other roles: /shop/clinical/medical-assisting/surgical-procedures/perform-suture-removal/

You’ll learn

  • about different suture types and the appropriate situations for their use
  • how to apply sterile technique
  • to visualize the anatomical structures and components of the skin, comprising the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous layers
  • to practice and perfect your skills in inspection of the suture line, removing sutures, and applying a dressing
  • to describe the wound-healing process and wound-care recommendations
  • much more (see Content Details for more specific information)
Step 1 - Preparation
Step 1.1 - Equipment preparation
Step 1.2 - Medical professional preparation
Step 1.3 - Patient preparation
Step 2 - Expose the wound
Step 2.1 - Position the patient
Step 2.2 - Medical professional position
Step 3 - Inspect the suture line
Step 4 - Remove the sutures
Step 5 - Apply the dressing
Step 6 - Complete the procedure

The SIMTICS modules are all easy to use and web-based. This means they are available at any time as long as the learner has an internet connection. No special hardware or other equipment is required, other than a computer mouse for use in the simulations. Each of the SIMTICS modules covers one specific procedure or topic in detail. Each module contains:

  • an online simulation (available in Learn and Test modes)
  • descriptive text, which explains exactly how to perform that particular procedure including key terms and hyperlinks to references
  • 2D images and a 3D model of applied anatomy for that particular topic
  • a step by step video demonstration by an expert
  • a quiz
  • a personal logbook that keeps track of all the modules the learner has studied and how long

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