Bastos E, Silva R. Proposal of a synthetic ethylene-vinyl acetate bench model for surgical foundations learning: suture training. Acta Cir Bras. 2011 Apr; 26(2):149-152

PMID: 21445480


Due to ethical and legal aspects involved in the handling of cadavers and animals the synthetic simulators are an alternative for learning how to suture technique plus the practice of various procedures such as incision and surgical flap. In this context, this paper describes and propose the use of a synthetic model manufactured from plates of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) to teach primary surgical skills in medical students with no previous exposure to surgery. The model that provides the convenience of being easily reproducible, allowing the students in training can thus improve their skills before applying the technique in clinical practice.

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