For the last several years, we have given a zip-locked bag of surgical instruments, rope, and suture to each M3 student for them to keep for the duration of their clerkship.
The essential contents include:
- Needle Driver
- Forceps with Teeth
- Straight Scissors
- 34″ of nylon, corded rope, 1/4″, with the ends fused
- Suturing material
We also provide them links to download the excellent Ethicon Knot Tying and Wound Closure Manuals.
The concept originated as an attempt to improve student surgical skills and surgical instrument exposure.[Additional content on this page is restricted to Registered Medical Professionals]