Students from Intercultural Medicine from the Bilwi campus participate

By: Neylin Calderón

The area of Health Sciences of URACCAN in the Bilwi enclosure, takes the course of Wound Management and Suture with students of different years of the career of Intercultural Medicine, this course is facilitated by Dr. Manuel Salvador Salas, specialist in General Surgery, and is held from this Monday 27 to Friday, January 31 of the current.

The main objective of this course is to apply the basic competencies in the management of surgical wounds, intentional wounds, accidents or self-infringements; achieving the best results in restoring the anatomy and functionality of the patient, as issued by the workshop's instructional program.

Faced with this, Dr. Ivania López, coordinator of the area of Health Sciences, said that "this course costs 100 dollars, with the possibility of obtaining a scholarship to cover half the cost, we are very happy that these 13 students from the different years of the career, there are II year, III, IV, V and VI, even a student who will now join the boarding school" Told.

Dr. López also said that this is implemented because "the university cares about transferring the best skills to our students, because we are starting this year to be promoting in this type of courses", he stressed.

Strengthening basic skills in medicine

According to Dr. Manuel Salas, facilitator of this course stated that, "managing wounds and sutures is a basic skill for every doctor, regardless of whether or not you want to be a surgeon or any other surgical area you must learn to handle them always," he explained.

In addition, Salas referred to the topics covered by this course, "the basic knowledge of the anatomy of the skin mainly, being one of the organs most injured, all phases of wound healing, the characteristics of healthy tissue and injured tissue, the types of wounds that can be encountered and then the basic techniques of infiltration , that is, local anesthesia, and un complicated wound repair techniques," he said.

URACCAN implements teaching-learning from practical processes

For his part, seventh-year student of the intercultural medicine career John Goff said he has found it a very interesting course "I hope to know more about suture, previously we knew it was a suture, but not with all the necessary requirements, but coming from a surgeon doctor such as Dr. Salas, I hope to have those skills that will help me give a suitable solution to each patient" , the student noted.

Finally, Dr. Salas valued these early training processes that URACCAN performs to students, as a positive action, "because the student is assimilating, he goes in to set the scenarios that in reality are going to be found, right now, we are doing it in a scenario of controlled environments to decide what they are going to learn , and prepares them as part of the Problem-Based Learning (ABP) methodology," concluded the doctor.

It should be noted that this course is complemented by book-based theories, then the methodology of active participation is implemented through the analysis of the topics taught in the classroom, in addition classes will be alternated not only with theory, but also in practice, that is why you owe a fulfillment of 20 hours classes throughout this week.