Suturing Skills – Assessment Module Assessment and certification ONLY available to students who have a valid Suture Kit order number.Important: Kindly note that this is a “closed-book examination”. Students may not consult any other person or resource like the Internet, handbooks or the Apprentice Doctor Suturing Skills Course Material while completing the Suturing Skills Assessment. We rely on your honesty and integrity in this regard. Start the assessment: General informationKindly fill out the formName* First Last (Exactly the way you want it to appear on your certificate)School/College/University Name*Academic Level*E.g. Med student 2nd year/Vet Student 1st year/Paramedic Student 3rd year etc.Email* Enter Email Confirm Email Preferred Email address for receiving your results and certificate (if applicable).Multiple choice sectionSelect the most appropriate answer (click on the selected button)1. Which option defines the word "Abrasion" the best?*|A| A naturally uneven surface.|B| The act of making a rough surface smooth by polishing.|C| A naturally rough surface.|D| The scraping away of part of the surface of the skin.2. Which option defines the word "Atraumatic" the best?*|A| Causing minimal or no injury to the tissue.|B| Injury occurring during the absence of conscious control.|C| An injury occurring as natural consequence.|D| An A-type of injurious incident (Row classification).3. Which option defines the word "Braided" the best?*|A| A monofilament fiber, suture, string or rope.|B| A network of interconnecting canals or tubes.|C| An interconnected network of fibers to form a suture, string or rope.|D| Dyed fibers forming the sub-units of a suture.4. Which option defines the word "Clinician" the best?*|A| A specialist in clinical medicine.|B| The manger of a hospital or clinic.|C| A medical practitioner who interact with patients.|D| An expert in the management of clinics.5. Which option defines the word "Cutaneous" the best?*|A| Ulceration of a lining structure of the body.|B| Relating to the skin.|C| A curtain-like division between two organs.|D| Referring to an infection of the skin.6. Which option defines the word "Dehiscence" the best?*|A| A glue used after minor procedures for closing incisions.|B| An electronic sensor apparatus for measuring wound tension.|C| A coughing mixture made from the roots of the Eucalyptus tree.|D| The splitting or bursting open along a sutured line.7. Which option describes the word "Eletro-cautery" the best?*|A| The American way of executing the death penalty in certain States.|B| The use of a needle-like probe heated by electric current to destroy tissue.|C| An electronic, automated suture placer.|D| An electronic, automated suture cutter.8. Which option defines the word "Fibrous" the best?*|A| Pertaining to fibrin.|B| A protein found in blood plasma.|C| Pertaining to the fibula.|D| Consisting of microscopic fibers.9. Which option defines the word "Hematoma" the best?*|A| A blood clot within a body cavity or tissue space.|B| An instrument for counting the number of blood cells.|C| Blood flowing within a blood vessel.|D| A freckle or mole below the epithelial layer.10. Which option defines the term "Interlocking sutures" the best?*|A| A modified type of wound closure using metal staples.|B| A modified type of continuous suture where each suture loop is connected to the previous suture loop.|C| The secure area in a hospital where sutures are kept locked away.|D| A modified type of interrupted suture where each suture loop is independent.11. Which option defines the word "Laceration" the best?*|A| Suturing in a lace-like fashion.|B| A superficial abrasion.|C| A cut, tear or wound.|D| Loss of a body part like a finger or a toe.12. Which option defines the word "Loop" the best?*|A| A length of string, rope or suture material in a straight line.|B| A length of string, rope or suture material that is circular or curved to form an opening.|C| A length of string, rope or suture material that is tangled.|D| A length of string, rope or suture material that is too short to be used for placing another suture.13. Which option defines the word "Needle holder" the best?*|A| The doctor holding the needle for suturing.|B| A special device to keep sharp needles safe, preventing unnecessary injuries to healthcare professionals.|C| The nursing sister holding the suture needle ready for the surgeon.|D| A surgical instrument used for gripping the needle for suturing.14. Which option defines the word "Ragged" the best?*|A| An injury sustained at a festival or fair.|B| Having an irregular or uneven surface or edge.|C| A laceration involving the reticular layer of the skin.|D| An unintentional injury sustained while playing a game or during sport activities.15. Which option defines the word "Running sutures" the best?*|A| Sutures placed by medics in the army - during combat.|B| A suture made from a continuous succession of sutures.|C| The sutures have disappeared.|D| Emergency sutures placed while the trauma unit is very busy.16. Which option defines the word "Sedation" the best?*|A| The administration of calming drugs to facilitate the performance of a surgical procedure.|B| A form of sexual harassment between doctor and patient.|C| The administration of sleeping drugs to administer a general anesthetic.|D| The administration of anti-psychotic drugs to facilitate the management of psychiatric patients.17. Which option defines the term "Square Knot" the best?*|A| A double knot with two horizontal and two vertical sides of equal dimensions.|B| A single knot with two horizontal and two vertical sides of equal dimensions.|C| A double knot in which the two loops are tied in opposite directions.|D| A double knot resembling the form of a cube.18. Which option defines the term "Subcutaneous sutures" the best?*|A| Sutures placed to approximate the internal layers of tissue in an abdominal operation.|B| Sutures placed to approximate the subcutaneous layers of tissue in a wound or surgical incision .|C| Sutures placed to approximate the internal organs.|D| Sutures placed to approximate the superficial layer of the skin.19. Which option defines the word "Swage" the best?*|A| The eye section of a traumatic needle .|B| The tip section of an atraumatic needle.|C| The mid-third section of an atraumatic needle for clipping the needle holder.|D| The section of an atraumatic needle where the suture connects to the needle.20. Which option defines the word "Tracheotomy" the best?*|A| A tracheotomy is an operation in which an opening is made in the esophagus .|B| A tracheotomy is an operation in which an opening is made in the chest (thorax).|C| A tracheotomy is an operation in which an opening is made in the windpipe (trachea).|D| A tracheotomy is an operation in which an opening is made in an artery (or vein).Practical Suturing Skills Assessment:Use one of the pieces of fake skin supplied in your suturing kit, and perform the following suture patterns: 1. Interrupted sutures x 5, 2. Vertical mattress sutures x 2 3.Horizontal mattress sutures x 2 and 4. A continuous (running) suture (minimum of 5 loops) Take a photograph of the fake skin after placing the above mentioned suturing patterns and upload the photo here:Photograph of your suturing assignment:*Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, pdf, tiff, bmp.Click on "Choose File" to upload the photo of your suturing assignment as described above. Note: The photograph is an absolute essential requirement for our examiners to assess your suturing skills!Your Testimonial / Comment/s:Thank you - your feedback is appreciated! ConfirmationBy checking the statements below you confirm your identity, that you have accepted the rules of the exam, as well as accepting the terms and conditions of The Future Doctors Academy.I hereby solemnly confirm:* I hereby confirm that I am the student as per my name above. I confirm that this is my own work and I did not receive assistance with this assessment. I confirm that I spent a minimum of 20 hours studying the Suturing Skills Course Material. I accept the terms and conditions of the Future Doctors Academy. Your Suturing Skills CertificateKindly note: Your Assessment Module will be marked and successful candidates will receive their certificates (usually within 7 - 10 work-days). We will inform unsuccessful candidates accordingly per email. Your answer paper mark - allocated by our examiners is final.CommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Thank you for completing the Assessment Module. Best wishes with your future! Dr Anton Scheepers Director of the Future Doctors Academy The Apprentice Doctor Team.