A cost-effective, two-layer wound closure task trainer
Performing a two layer wound closure can be a challenging procedure in the Emergency Department for clinicians with limited wound care experience. Challenges include suture choice, suture placement, and the technique of burying the knot in the deep layer of the wound, and the availability of ready ‘volunteers’ with complex wounds willing to let novices practice on them. Commercially available suture models are expensive, and can be cumbersome to store, and difficult to obtain in a timely manner to provide the learner with opportunities to practice prior to wound repair on a patient in the department.
- 4 inch white foam tape, 3M microfoam 4” x 5.5 feet ($12-15 per roll)
- 2 inch ace wrap
- 4×4 gauze
- Red marker
- Emesis basin or other base to attach trainer to
How to build
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