Tip of the week: Excellent, affordable practice suture

For anyone who wants to practice their suturing skills, check out www.sim-vivo.com.  They sell the best, most affordable practice suture I’ve found.  They also offer free training videos and sell practice suture modules that are great for learning.  It’s not quite the same as suturing a human, but it’s a good place to start.  For anyone considering coming to one of my classes, the training module would be great pre-workshop practice.

Many of my students have tried the “veterinary suture” sold on Amazon and elsewhere, but the sim-vivo suture makes for a better learning experience, and is actually less expensive, since the sutures are the right size with a good cutting needle, and none is wasted.

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About Cynthia J. Koelker, MD

CYNTHIA J KOELKER , MD is a board-certified family physician with over twenty years of clinical experience. A member of American Mensa, Dr. Koelker holds degrees in biology, humanities, medicine, and music from M.I.T., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and the University of Akron. She served in the National Health Service Corps to finance her medical education.
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