Course highlights

  • Sutures, clip and /or staples are not to be removed if the wound shows signs of dehiscence and/or evisceration
  • Authorized SHS Registered Nursing personnel shall use aseptic technique to perform removal only of the following four (4) types of non-absorbable sutures as well as skin clips and/or staples for adults and children:  
      1.  Plain Interrupted Sutures,
      2.  Plain Continuous Sutures,
      3. Mattress Interrupted sutures
      4. Mattress Continuous sutures
  • Retention sutures are wired in place to make sure the incision remains closed after other sutures (or staples) are removed only by the surgeon usually between 2 to 6 weeks with an average of 3 weeks