Sophomore practice suturing techniques

Heath Science teacher Mrs. Jocelyn Jaen carefully instructs sophomore Margaret Chang during a hand sutering lesson on Oct. 15.Photo Credit: Hailey Basner
Heath Science teacher Mrs. Jocelyn Jaen carefully instructs sophomore Margaret Chang during a hand sutering lesson on Oct. 15.<br />Photo Credit: Hailey Basner
Heath Science teacher Mrs. Jocelyn Jaen carefully instructs sophomore Margaret Chang during a hand sutering lesson on Oct. 15.
Photo Credit: Hailey Basner

Health science sophomore students in Mrs. Jocelyn Jaen’s classes were taught how to correctly intertwine two strings for hand suturing on Oct. 16.

“I believe I am grasping the concept because I’ve been practicing a lot, and you definitely need practice with suturing, since there is a certain process to go through to get the ‘perfect’ suture,” sophomore Dragana Golub said.

Jaen chose to teach her students how to hand suture to provide them with background knowledge for future reference. Students are expected to have a general idea of how to suture once this activity is finished.

“I felt that I learned better by watching the video, working hands on with Mrs. Jaen, and having my classmates assist me. The video was a great tutorial and introduction to the topic. Also, the one-on-one time with Mrs. Jaen helped a lot because she would find what you are doing wrong,” sophomore Negesty Kebede said.

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Jaen helped students during this activity by walking around the classroom and assisting those who were struggling one-on-one. She also checked whether students were placing their strings in the correct position periodically throughout the class, showing them the mistakes they made.

“When we first started hand suturing I did not quite know where to place my fingers and how everything ties together. Once Mrs. Jaen helped taught me exactly how to do it I was able to help my fellow classmates,” sophomore Karen Santos said.