On Saturday, December 3, ACES students learned about Suturing 101. Hands on activities: Students practiced how to tie a 2 handed knot and also practiced their interrupted suture technique on bananas.
High school students from the Sikeston and Poplar Bluff area attended the Sikeston MASH Camp on Wednesday, August 3 and Thursday, August 4 at the Sikeston Career & Technology Center. The first day of MASH Camp included: an ambulance tour, patient intubation demonstration and hands-on activity, DNA extraction, injections and venipuncture (blood draw), infection control, proper hand washing, proper gloving procedures, vital signs, and CPR and first aid training. Camp activities the second day included: Healthcare Scattergories, Air Evac helicopter tour, visual exploration activity, blood typing, medical school and health career discussion with current medical students, suturing on bananas, cow eyeball dissection lab. A special thank you goes out to the Sikeston Air Evac Lifeteam; the South Scott County Ambulance Service; Gloria Houston, RN; and Joel Phelps, 4th year medical student, Emma Hall and Joseph Martz 3rd year medical students for helping facilitate this exciting learning opportunity.
On Saturday, March 12, ACES students learned how to suture on a banana and a suture pad. They also learned how to tie surgical knots. The suturing techniques covered in this workshop included uninterrupted sutures, interrupted sutures, and uninterrupted sutures with interlocking stitches. A very special thank you to medical student Luke Weaver, for volunteering his time.