Last week was pretty enjoyable, probably our last calm week for a while. Last Monday we had our first surgery lab. Even though it was the basic stuff, it was still pretty fun. Honestly, you have no idea the technique that goes into scrubbing in, gowning, gloving, etc. It takes ~6 minutes to wash your hands and there is this interesting towel-flipping technique you use to dry them. Oh and most importantly… NO NAIL POLISH!! Yea, you heard right… guess I won’t be going into surgery (jk I totally would if I end up loving it!).
Today we got to suture! First we got some instruction and practiced on our TruSkin (this jelly-like pad of fake skin/fat). Our first mission: single interrupted stitches. After than we headed to the anatomy lab to pay a visit to our old friends, the cadavers. We practiced some more (on real skin this time), but it was a little more difficult because their skin is obviously more tough & not very pliable. It was fun though- I’m definitely liking surgery lab so far!
|Briana & I tying our first knots!|
We have 3 tests this week so from now on I will be busy reviewing diabetes/thyroid/pituitary/adrenal/etc. meds & everything else there is to know. At least I can look forward to Charlotte this weekend- restaurant week, Bobcats game, and seeing my main squeeze!
Randy Quis says
I'm slightly worried the Snap Chat of suture training is a precursor to more graphic training exercises. I've got a pretty weak tummy admittedly.
Haha well I'll try to keep the Snaps as un-grotesque as I can.. I have been forewarned! And thanks for reading!!
Alyssa at Southern Abundance says
Ekk! Go girl go! I could never do this but props to you 🙂 I'm so glad you are enjoying grad school!
Thanks girl! The hands-on stuff is where it gets fun.. but studying for 3 tests in a week stinks! Hope the traveling is going well!