CBU club hosts Suture Clinic
Riverside, Calif. (March 29, 2017) – With gloves, scalpels and scissors in hand, along with a good sense of concentration, California Baptist University students practiced stitching together lacerations on their test subject—a pig’s foot—at the Suture Clinic on March 28.
The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) student chapter at CBU hosted the event at the College of Health Science. The clinic offered students from a wide range of majors an opportunity to practice the art of suturing (mending a laceration).
Maria Perez, AMWA CBU president, said the event was open to everyone at CBU.
“Events like these allow students to gain practical experience, but they also allow students to network with students pursuing different medical professions,” said Perez, a health science senior. “At CBU, we learn about the importance of interdisciplinary work.”
Dr. Allan Bedashi, director of physician assistant studies program at CBU, offered a lecture on the definitions of lacerations and the procedures that medical professionals perform to mend the wounds. He then led the students in a live demonstration on how to properly stitch a laceration. The students were then encouraged to try out the procedure on their own.
Olivia Weber, a health science senior, said she enjoyed the clinic.
“I learned how to suture,” Weber said. “I love that the College of Health Science offers hands-on experiences like this one.”