Post graduates in their second year of the Independent Vetcare’s New Graduate Academy have received instruction in Practical Suturing CPD. They’re the first group to take advantage of Vetoquinol’s advanced approach to wet lab CPD.
The team followed a day of neurological lectures with a second day’s practical including a 20 minute session on instrument handling techniques, tips and knots, in preparation for the hands-on suturing.
Jamie McClement BVSc CertSAS, RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery, MRCVS at Abington Park Veterinary Group within Independent Vetcare, lead the practical sessions on suturing using a variety of tissues* and suture materials within the Covidien range to demonstrate a broad range of methods and scenarios including enterectomy, enterotomy, gastrotomy, cystotomy, wound closure and chest drain placement.
In a first for Vetoquinol, the web lab work being demonstrated by Jamie was streamed live onto a screen behind him enabling everyone to have a clear view of what he was doing. Delegates were able to then simultaneously copy the techniques exhibited, with Jamie then reviewing, offering advice and guidance on how to improve upon examples in one-to-one tutoring sessions.
All attendees also went left with the brand new Vetoquinol Suture Reference Guide, first samples of Vetoquinols brand new Suturing Reference Guide Packs, which were developed in conjunction partnership with Alasdair Hotston-Moore MA VetMB CertSAC CertVR CertSAS CertMEd MRCVS, Head of Surgical Referrals at Bath Veterinary Referrals.
*All tissue used was ethically sourced by Medtronic from abattoirs as a by-product that would otherwise have been disposed of.