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Evaluation of the Educational Efficacy of a Cadaver-based Model for Teaching a Simple Suture Technique to Medical Students
Hyun Soo Do, Jin Hong Min, Seung Woo Hong, Sang Kyoon Han, In Soo Kim, Seung Ryu, Jin Woong Lee, Seung Whan Kim, In Sool Yoo
Journal of Trauma and Injury 2006;19(2):121-125
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Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Korea.

There is ongoing demand to deliver better procedural training to medical students in the emergency department. Thus, we studied the efficacy of a cadaver-based training model for teaching simple suture techniques to medical students.
We investigated ten fourth-year medical students, who were rounding and being trained in the Emergency Department of Chungnam National University Hospital. They were educated with slides about a simple suture technique for 30 minutes to evaluate the efficacy of the cadaver-based training model. We prospectively measured their skill by administering a test on the cadaver-based simple suture technique in 3cm sized linar wound separately to each of them.
A total of ten fourth-year medical students completed the investigation. The tension, the direction of suture, the degree of cleanness, the number of sutures, the adequacy of the cutting thread length, and the suturing time in the first attempt were compared with those in the second one. The second results were compared with those in the third one, and the third results were compared with those in the fourth one. All the results had statistical significance.
These findings support the value of the cadaver-based simple suture technique training model as a medical student teaching model. The cadaver-based simple suture technique teaching model is a good way of teaching several medical skills to medical students.

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