Clinical staff refresh skills
- Author: Terri Cunningham
- Author: Monday, October 4th, 2010
Surgical suture is a medical device used to hold body tissues together after an injury or surgery. It generally consists of a needle with an attached length of thread. There are various shapes, sizes, and thread materials used in different medical practices. Click here for more information on suturing techniques.
Sterilization is a process that eliminates (removes) or kills all form of life, including transmissible agents (such as fungi, bacteria, viruses, spore forms, etc.) present on a surface, contained in a fluid, in medication, or in a compound such as biological culture media. Sterilization can be achieved by applying the proper combinations of heat, chemicals, irradiation, high pressure, and filtration. Click here for more information on sterilization.