Last Tuesday, Biology students from Year 12 and 13 returned to Son Llatzer Hospital to continue their learning adventure. In their last visit, they watched various operations, so this time they were taught how to sew stitches. Starting with a brief presentation, their instructor proceeded to show the eager students all the type of stitches that could be done.
They then practiced with stitching on some pieces of sponge, and once they were experts, the doctor in charge brought out pieces of real animal meat, so the students could have some practice on real flesh. Although a bit surprised at first, the students quickly gained confidence and did an excellent job. They even practiced using a laparoscopy, a machine used to stitch up internal tissues, which was a great challenge.
It was an overall success, where students got to feel like real doctors and live a unique experience. We are very thankful to Son Llatzer Hospital for this opportunity and hope to be able to repeat this trip in the future.
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