BOSS Technical Skills Package

The BOSS Technical Skills Package has all the tools you need to improve your more technical suturing skills that are outlined in the included Instructional DVD and Metrics.  The suturing and knot tying curriculum in the DVD was developed by University of Washington educators and guides the students through exercises that prepare them for testing.  Also included is a Self Assessment Metric Sheet to help students test themselves against clinical standards.

Basic Open Surgical Skills (BOSS) is a flexible platform for basic surgical skill development. It provides an easy to use platform for synthetic or cadaveric task modules and its ergonomic design creates a realistic tool for improving skills.


Skill Development

  • Basic and advanced suturing skills
  • Suturing on a skin surface
  • Subcuticular suturing
  • Deep wound closure
  • Administering injections
  • Bowel anastomosis


  • Durable multi-use platform can be used with any combination of materials
  • Ergonomic design ensures correct hand positioning
  • Small, portable platform perfect for simulation lab or home use
  • Provides a variety of tissue materials on which to practice basic surgical tasks

Package Components

  • BOSS Platform (BOSS-20), Student Tissue Pack (BTP-10), Suturing Instrument Kit (SIK-10), Surgical Knot Tying Board (KTB-10), Peg Transfer board (PTB-10), Simulated Foam Organ 15-Pack (SFO-10), Instructional DVD and Self Assessment Metrics

BOSS Platform (BOSS-20) Components

  • Tubing for knot tying under tension , Hook for knot tying , Cylindrical cup for knot tying and suturing at depth , Tissue tensioning device, Open site with fixation system for:, Surgical Knot Tying board, Peg Transfer Board


  • Size: 17″ h; 13″ w; 4″ d
  • Weight: 6 lbs