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- Jan 29, '12 by CheesePotatoMy pleasure. Glad I could assist.
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- Jan 29, '12 by NurseSnarkyGreat info! I'm also going to print it out. Invaluable information for sure!
- Jan 30, '12 by chrisstamThis is awesome!!! Im here two years and never had a breakdown that good on suture. So thank you!!! Are you in eduction? Where abouts do you work?
- Aug 23, '12 by Super Scrubchessepotato you are awesome
- Aug 24, '12 by Sezza83Great work!!!! Going to give this to the new nurses who start in our theatre all the way down here in Australia! You summed up what took me months to learn.
- Feb 23 by lizzy47Thank you
- Feb 27 by kguill975Absolutely amazing post! I went from surg tech to circulating nurse to Surgical NP, and I know my sutures, but your knowledge is impressive! You should write a book on sutures.
Quote from CheesePotatoI just saw this one thing that may be a little confusing. The SH is a GI needle, the PS is a cutter. Thank you for taking so much time to help our new colleagues.2-0 (delicate suture for delicate work. Not too weak, not too strong) Silk (non absorbable). On an SH (Taper needle: atraumatic. Won’t do me a lick of good I’m slashing my bowel to bits to try to sew it together, ya know? P.S. This needle is also called a GI needle by some scrubs)
- Feb 27 by dah dohThat was awesome! Not being an O.R. Nurse, I usually just bring over the boxes of sutures and let the surgeons pick...lol...