Hand Suture Winder
Wind single or multiple lengths of surgical catguts onto fiber suture reel.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Hand Suture Winders do?
Winds single or multiple lengths of surgical catgut onto fiber suture reel: Pulls out holding flaps on reel, inserts end of strand under one flap, and places reel on power-driven wheel. Presses pedal to actuate wheel and guides strand under holding flaps as wheel spins to wind precut lengths or counts wheel revolutions to measure lengths. Turns reels by hand when winding numerous strands. Cuts catgut from spool, using scissors. Inserts completed reels in plastic envelopes for subsequent sterilization, or into glass tubes for future use.
Should I be a Hand Suture Winder?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
You pay close attention to all the little details.
Also known as:
Binder Stripper, Hand, Gut Winder
How to become a Hand Suture Winder
Most Hand Suture Winders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field.
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