Learning about Sutures - page 2

by lnp0205 | 49,832 Views | 21 Comments

I am new to the OR as a circulator and I am looking for more information about sutures. The hospital I work for does not train the circulators on how to scrub so I dont get to see close ups on what's going on. Does anyone have... Read More


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    My pleasure. Glad I could assist.

    ~~ CP ~~
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    Great info! I'm also going to print it out. Invaluable information for sure!
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    This 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?
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    Thanks so much for taking the time with your post. Definitely printing a copy!
    Super Scrub likes this.
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    chessepotato you are awesome
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    Great 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.
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    Thank you
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    Can this be a sticky???!
    dianah likes this.
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    Absolutely 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 CheesePotato
    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)
    I 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.
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    That was awesome! Not being an O.R. Nurse, I usually just bring over the boxes of sutures and let the surgeons pick...lol...


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