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praticing Suturing a Wound

PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:46 pm
by stonyman002
I have watched several u-tube videos on this topic and it really didn't look that hard. Not wanting my first time to be on myself or a friend I decided to do a pratice run. It was not as easy as they made it look on video. I am sure with more pratice it would get easier. I tried 2 different techniques. single suture and a continuing suture. I liked the continuing suture better ( less knots ). definitely need more pratice but in a pinch I am comfortable I could sew someone up.

Re: praticing Suturing a Wound

PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:35 pm
by Illini Warrior
if you get the chance to attend one of Doom & Bloom's suturing classes around the country it's worth the $$$$$ - professional supervision by Doc Bones and his wife .... https://www.doomandbloom.net/medical-classes/

Re: praticing Suturing a Wound

PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:57 pm
by Photon Guy
Illini Warrior wrote:if you get the chance to attend one of Doom & Bloom's suturing classes around the country it's worth the $$$$$ - professional supervision by Doc Bones and his wife .... https://www.doomandbloom.net/medical-classes/


Yes, Doctor Bones and Nurse Amy. They show up and do seminars from time to time at survivalist expos. If you want to learn to suture a wound they are the best people to learn from that I know of.

Re: praticing Suturing a Wound

PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:37 pm
by arkieready
I've seen a thing where you sew up an incision in a raw pigs foot ( grocery store) . I thought about practicing on a chicken (grocery store or home flock ).
You can buy kits. Also staple kits in veterinary supply house. Seems faster/easier on non numbed up uncooperative patients.
Thing I see is animal skin is "looser" than human's. Slides over muscle freely. Human flesh looks different when laid open. Does it sew different? Hello? Medical professionals?

Re: praticing Suturing a Wound

PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:46 am
by Cast Iron
I did this:
Got this book, https://www.amazon.com/Wounds-Laceratio ... nd+Closure
There is a 4th edition.

Got one of these: https://www.amazon.com/U-S-Military-Sur ... rgical+kit

These: https://www.jefferspet.com/products/101 ... 0f000005b3
And these: https://www.jefferspet.com/products/103 ... 0f000005b3

And then practiced on skinless chicken breast, or if yo have access to it, fresh hog is better.

Use common thread or dental floss to practice. Lot cheaper than using real chromic gut, or monofilament.

Re: praticing Suturing a Wound

PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:57 pm
by Illini Warrior
Cast Iron wrote:I did this:
Got this book, https://www.amazon.com/Wounds-Laceratio ... nd+Closure
There is a 4th edition.

Got one of these: https://www.amazon.com/U-S-Military-Sur ... rgical+kit

These: https://www.jefferspet.com/products/101 ... 0f000005b3
And these: https://www.jefferspet.com/products/103 ... 0f000005b3

And then practiced on skinless chicken breast, or if yo have access to it, fresh hog is better.

Use common thread or dental floss to practice. Lot cheaper than using real chromic gut, or monofilament.



if you haven't compared - MedVet has alot of deals going across the board - http://www.shopmedvet.com/category/sutu ... n-closure#