Suturing, Gloving and Gowning



Course Summary

There are an overwhelming number of suture materials available on the market and most practices have at least one shelf or cupboard stuffed to bursting with a dizzying array of materials, brands, sizes and needle types.

This 30 minute eCPD tutorial aims to demystify the complexity surrounding suture materials and explains how and why a type of material will be used.

Knowledge in this area will aid in preoperative planning, during surgery (where nurses can select and make ready the appropriate materials), and reduce unnecessary stock ordering.

Videos will detail how to perform simple suturing, (simple interrupted, simple continuous patterns), in addition to surgical scrubbing, gowning and closed gloving ready for theatre (you may wish to have some equipment to hand to participate in the practical aspect).


Course Tutor

Kelly Blacklock  BVM&S, DipECVS, FHEA, MRCVS


Attendance Certificate

This tutorial is worth 30 minutes of CPD.


Course Notes

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This eCPD tutorial is worth 30 minutes of CPD.

A certificate will be available from the ‘My Courses’ section, for you to download and print, once you have completed the tutorial.  A permanent record of your total CPD hours will also be recorded in your account section.



Kelly Blacklock


European and RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery, Animal Health Trust


Kelly graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2005 and after 18 months in small animal general practice, completed a rotating internship at the Royal Veterinary College and a three-year ECVS approved residency programme in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Bristol. Kelly joined the Animal Health Trust in 2011. She sits on committee for the Association of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgeons (AVSTS) and her particular interests include minimally invasive surgery, trauma management and reconstructive/oncological surgery.


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