Saturday, March 24, 2012
Present in the Mail!
So, the wife and I were gone all week taking pictures and traveling in Tennessee for spring break. When we got back this evening, lo and behold there was a present in the mail! A friend of mine from college who has since finished med school (and who read a recent post about getting a suture kit and starting to learn technique in preparation for med school / for the fun of it) decided to be awesome and send me the above package in the mail. Below is a breakdown of the contents:
Included in the package were two packs of chromic cat gut, five suture needles with attached thread, and six or seven pairs of sterile (not sterile anymore) latex gloves.
Apparently the sutures are not intended for skin, as I was instructed to use them on a sponge or thicker material when practicing:
Looking forward to trying this out. To the friend that sent me this, thanks a ton! To the rest of you that might know something about suturing, any tips? As for the sterile gloves, the wife is planning on teaching me "sterile glove technique," which as far as I can tell is just a fancy way of saying "putting gloves on without getting germs on them..."
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