Suture & Staple Removal

Removing sutures or staples is a rather simple procedure. You just need to make sure that you have the right tools to remove them. Make sure you also have an order to remove them from the surgeon or doctor! You also need to be assessing the wound as you remove the sutures or staples. One easy acronym to remember is "COCA": 

Color: What is the color of and surrounding the incision? 

Odor: Did it smell?

Consistency: Was the skin intact or did it open back up?

Amount: How much drainage was there from the incision?

Removing Sutures and Surgical Staples