Learn about techniques in emergency wound care, ranging from basic to advanced suturing techniques to alternative wound closure techniques.
Here you’ll find links to short descriptions of the basic suturing techniques. The videos are intentionally brief, meant for review immediately prior to use by the novice or infrequent practitioner.
Under this subheading, you’ll find links to some of the more advanced suturing techniques employed for wound closure in emergency medicine practice. I suggest review and mastery of the basic wound closure techniques before attempting these techniques in patient care.
Alternative Wound Closure
Not all wounds need sutures. In fact, there are many great reasons to avoid suturing when feasible. Sutures are a foreign body in a wound, which causes tissue inflammation and in some cases can lead to infection. Sutures left for too long in the epidermal later can cause punctate “train tracking” marks on certain skin…
Under this subheading, you’ll find discussion of special situations in wound care.
Certain areas of the body warrant specific considerations and specialized discussion, even if some of the techniques discussed in basic and advanced wound closure are employed. Click below to learn more: