Original Publication
Open Access

Basic Surgical Skills

Published: December 14, 2012 | 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9292

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  • Basic Surgical skills Highlighted.pdf.pdf
  • Basic Surgical skills.doc.doc
  • Basic Surgical skills.pdf.pdf
  • Instructor Guide.doc.doc

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This resource is a booklet designed to assist students in understanding the basic principles of suturing. It contains many commonly-performed surgical activities. Though this book is entirely self-explanatory, instructors should first explain and demonstrate the procedures to surgical trainees. It is recommended that after the instructor demonstrates the procedure, participants should practice it 10 times. All models created in this booklet are low cost and simple. They can be prepared with easily available materials. Each task takes 15-20 minutes and the recommended time for the whole resource is 2 to 2.5 hours. It requires a small room with a table and good lighting. This booklet will assist students in not only understanding surgical skills in a stepwise manner, but will also help them practice independently.

Educational Objectives

By the end of this resource, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand and improve their knowledge regarding basic surgical skills.
  2. Refine their basic surgical skills.
  3. Develop correct behaviors for using instruments while performing basic surgical skills.

Author Information

  • Supe Avinash, MS, MD: Seth G. S. Medical College

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Avinash S. Basic surgical skills. MedEdPORTAL. 2012;8:9292. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9292