The role of nursing professionals is key in the surgical process"

Quality patient care relies on updated knowledge for professionals to carry out their practice. Review the most important aspects and new developments in the role nursing plays in the surgical process”

Nursing professionals who performs instrumentalist functions in the operating room must be perfectly familiar with the environment in which they performs their work, which implies an exhaustive knowledge of the equipment and apparatus, surgical asepsis and, of course, of the surgical instruments used during interventions. 

Prior knowledge of surgical instruments will have a direct impact on the quality of care, as it will ensure better quality and safety in the provision of services by the nursing staff.  

This course aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge about the different instrument nomenclature, their usefulness and application, assembly and handling, need-based selection, as well as their care and maintenance. Furthermore, students will learn the basic principles and most common techniques of surgical suturing, its qualities and indications, so that they can put them into practice in any surgical process in the performance of their work.

Through this Postgraduate Certificate you will be able to update your knowledge of surgical patient care, improve prognosis and reduce sequelae and complications in surgery"

This Postgraduate Certificate in Surgical Instrumentation and Sutures is the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market. The most important features of the program include:

  • Clinical cases presented by experts. The graphic, schematic, and eminently practical contents with which they are created provide scientific and practical information on the disciplines that are essential for professional practice.
  • A review of the most important aspects of instrumentation procedures and their implication in the surgical process.
  • The most up-to-date surgical suturing techniques and the latest surgical equipment and materials.
  • Algorithm-based interactive learning system for decision-making in the presented clinical situations.
  • Theoretical lessons, questions to the expert, debate forums on controversial topics, and individual reflection assignments.
  • Content that is accessible from any fixed or portable device with an Internet connection.

This Postgraduate Certificate may be the best investment you can make when choosing a refresher program for two reasons: in addition to updating your knowledge of Surgical Instrumentation and Sutures, you will obtain a qualification from TECH Technological University”

Its teaching staff includes leading nursing professionals, who contribute their work experience to this up to date program, in addition to other professionals specializing in the surgical area.

The multimedia content developed with the latest educational technology will provide the professional with situated and contextual learning, i.e., a simulated environment that will provide an immersive training program to train in real situations.

The design of the program is based on Problem-Based Learning, by means of which the nursing professional must try to solve the different professional practice situations that arise throughout the program. For this reason, you will be assisted by an innovative interactive video system created by renowned and experienced experts in the field of surgical nursing care with extensive teaching experience.

This program offers training in simulated environments, which provides an immersive learning experience designed to train for real-life situations"

It includes clinical cases to bring the program's degree as close as possible to the reality of care in Nursing"


The content structure has been designed by a team of professionals who recognize the importance of training is nursing surgical care, aware of the relevance of current knowledge to provide quality patient care, and committed to teaching through new educational technologies.

This Postgraduate Certificate in Surgical Instrumentation and Sutures is the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market ”

Module 1. Surgical Instruments

1.1.    General Aspects Surgical Timing Surgical Instruments: Characteristics, Parts, Classification and Indications

1.1.1.    General aspects
1.1.2.    Surgical Timing
1.1.3.    Surgical instruments

1.2.    Arrangement of Surgical Instruments and Other Materials on the Instrumentation Table(s) Instrument Care and Management

1.2.1.    Arrangement of Surgical Instruments and Other Materials on the Instrumentation Table(s)
1.2.2.    Instrument Care and Management

1.3.    Presenting Basic and General Surgical Instruments Instrumentation Techniques

1.3.1.    Surgical Instrument Classification Cutting and Dissecting Hemostasis Clamps Traction Tweezers Separators Suture Aspirators and Materials Supplementary Materials

1.3.2.    Instrumentation Techniques

1.4.    Textile, Disposable and Prosthetic Materials Surgical Specialties Instrument Cleaning and Preparation prior to Sterilization Referral

1.4.1.    Prosthetic Materials
1.4.2.    Expendable Material
1.4.3.    Textile Materials
1.4.4.    Surgical Specialities
1.4.5.    Cleaning, Preparing and Checking Surgical Instruments prior to Sterilization Referral
1.4.6.    Steps in Checking the Condition of the Instruments for Subsequent Effective Use

1.5.    “Silent” Instrumentation Role of Nurses in New Technologies

1.5.1.    Main Action Guidelines
1.5.2.    “Silent” Instruments
1.5.3.    Role of New Technologies in Nursing

Module 2. Surgical Sutures

2.1.    History and Definition of Suture

2.1.1.    Body Response to Wounds and Suturing
2.1.2.    Evolution Over Time
2.1.3.    The “Ideal” Suture

2.2.    Classification and Characteristics of Suture Thread

2.2.1.    Natural Absorbable Sutures
2.2.2.    Synthetic Absorbable Sutures
2.2.3.    Natural Non-Absorbable Sutures
2.2.4.    Synthetic Non-Absorbable Sutures
2.2.5.    Mechanical Sutures

2.3.    Surgical Needles

2.3.1.    Evolution Over Time
2.3.2.    Surgical Needles
2.3.3.    Surgical Needle Assembly

2.4.    Anatomy of a Surgical Needle

2.4.1.    Needle Point
2.4.2.    Rope Length
2.4.3.    Head
2.4.4.    Needle Point Diameter
2.4.5.    Needle Point Radius
2.4.6.    Needle Length
2.4.7.    Needle Body

2.5.    Practical Aspects of Surgical Needle Use

2.6.    Suture Techniques, Indications and Removal

2.6.1.    Precautions and Recommendations
2.6.2.    Suture Types
2.6.3.    Suture Removal
2.6.4.    General Advice on How to Respond to Wounds
2.6.5.    Prophylaxis Anti-tetanus Antibiotic Prophylaxis

2.7.    Sutures: “Step-by-step” Tutorial
2.8.    Appendectomy: Visual Guide

A unique, key, and decisive training experience to boost your professional development.”