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No oranges, bananas or chicken: a simulated suturing model
  1. Diana Yan,
  2. Alisa McQueen
  1. Pediatrics, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Diana Yan, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA; diana.yan{at}

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Suturing model recipe

Supplies required:

  • Disposable mixing basins/measuring cups.

  • Tongue depressors (or any disposable wooden or plastic stick).

  • Parchment paper.

  • Dragon Skin FX-Pro A&B solutions.

  • FlexFoam-iT! 3 A&B solutions.

  • Silc Pig Flesh Colouring Paint.

  • Cookie tray.

  • Silicone tray.

  • Scalpel.

  • Ruler.


Silicone epidermis:

  • Cut parchment paper to fit cookie tray.

  • In separate mixing basins, measure equal parts of Dragon Skin FX-Pro A & B.

  • Add Silc Pig Flesh Colouring Paint into a mixing basin. …

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  • Contributors DY and AM worked together to come up with the concept. DY worked with University of Chicago Multimedia Center (Darryl Edwards) to create suturing model video. DY and AM reviewed the video during editing and gave input into the final product.

  • Funding This work is supported by a grant from the University of Chicago Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators and from the Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. The grant supported the creation of the model and video.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement No data are available.

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