Laceration repair and suturing are foundational skills for the Emergency Department. This pocket card serves as a quick reference guide for clinicians, and provides a much-needed update and design upgrade from the 2011 PV card on Sutures. This card covers suture/staple removal times, suture sizes, suture material characteristics, special laceration considerations, and suture techniques.
PV Card: Laceration Repair and Sutures
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Updated March 9, 2017: Based on feedback from Twitter comments, we added a column on time of effective tensile strength for each suture type, which is different from time of complete absorption.