Intern Orientation - Suturing

What interns should learn about suturing and wound management

Types of wounds incisions vs lacerations and risk associated with each.

Foreign bodies and role of Xray/US. Beware of glass!

How to assess wounds

- neurovascular, tendons, that local anaesthetic is often required to assess wound sproperly.

Debridement and importance of this

 - irrigation as well as picking off dirt and dead bits.

Where to find things in the department.

Wound closure concepts

- everting edges, glue vs sutures, what size sutures for various body regions.

How to suture - practice on sample skin.

Post suture care and GP followup.