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Old 06-18-2008, 09:39 AM
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im a nursing student and i would like to know a much detailed info on how a Scrub Nurse give the suture to the Surgeon properly AND how to cut the suture properly after the suturing is done by the surgeon ?

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im a nursing student and i would like to know a much detailed info on how a Scrub Nurse give the suture to the Surgeon properly AND how to cut the suture properly after the suturing is done by the surgeon ?

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With respect, this is a nurses forum, where people discuss issues, share information etc. While you can ask about suturing, I get the impression this is for an assignment, therefore, perhaps you would like to find your own sources and weblinks?

Or am I getting sensitive in my old age?
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[\QUOTE] Or am I getting sensitive in my old age?[/QUOTE]

-Don't think so Julie, I had that feeling as well...maybe it is time that there is a disclaimer placed saying that this is a forum for discussion but not to be used to finish assignments...I've noticed quite a few over the last few months (ironically all due within a week:S) but that's just my 2 cents.

I'd look things up if I were you cottage.
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I've added something about this to the rules section in 'About Nursing Voices'

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I agree with you all. But I feel that it doesn't hurt to point the way towards what to look for (at the moment).

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im a nursing student and i would like to know a much detailed info on how a Scrub Nurse give the suture to the Surgeon properly AND how to cut the suture properly after the suturing is done by the surgeon ?

Note: please show your source of information
you may send me a pic, video or a weblink website
thanks
I believe that this is not a technique taught in general nursing, so you will need specialized books on surgical nursing. Try psycho-motor skill books for surgical nurses. Also, is this actually something you can learn from a book, wouldn't it be more 'on the job' training. If you are looking for a guide on how to suture, refer to emergency nursing books (suturing is not taught to general nurses in Australia that I know of).
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I agree... the only way to learn is to do the work yourself.

But a little bit of help can point you in the right direction... I know that where I live and work, to be a scrub nurse in the OR you need to take additional courses specifically for the OR. It could be in these courses that you would learn such skills.
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It is interesting that often when people are learning that all thoughts turn to what information you can gain from books, articles or online. What people forget and what has been highlighted by Little Bird is the importance of learning from others. Suturing is a skill, and while you can learn the theory in a book, it won't make you competent to do it. This opens up a whole different debate perhaps.
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Have to say - having worked in the OR since I qualified 35ish years ago - if I get a student, nursing or med ,on placement and they show enthusiasm for the area, I will take the time to show them the technique. I have even lent them a suturing set and some catgut ( in the old days - now nylon ) to take away and practice with.

I feel that practical experience is invaluable for the student to have. Yes I agree, they should research the theory for themselves, but surely theres a certain expectation that experienced nurses pass on their knowledge.
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Been looking into this a bit. From what I have been about to obtain from nurses in these areas; nurses don't suture as a rule. Nurses in rural and regional areas may be taught due to the lack of doctors available, but they are taught by the doctors.
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