BOSS Starter Package

Basic Open Surgical Skills (BOSS) is a flexible platform for developing basic to advanced surgical skills. The platform combines task features to practice instrument handling, suturing, injection, and knot tying techniques.  Its easy-to-clean platform for synthetic or cadaveric task modules and ergonomic design make it an excellent tool for skill-building.

The BOSS Starter Package includes a BOSS platform (BOSS-20), the Student Tissue Pack (BTP-10), Suturing Instrument Kit (SIK-10) and a FREE Video-Guided Surgical Skills Training DVD and Self-Assessment Metrics developed by the University of Washington.  This represents a 10% savings over list price.

Skill Development

  • Basic to advanced suturing
  • Suturing on a skin surface
  • Subcuticular suturing
  • Knot tying under tension
  • Knot tying at depth
  • Administering injections
  • Instrument handling
  • Wound closure techniques
  • 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
  • Tubing for knot tying under tension
  • Hook for knot tying
  • Cylindrical cup for knot tying and suturing at depth
  • Tissue tensioning device
  • An open site with a flexible fixation system


  • BOSS Suturing Trainer (BOSS-20), Student Tissue Pack (BTP-10) includes Subcuticular Tissue Pad, Complex Tissue Pad, Injectable Tissue Pad, Suture Tissue Pad, Large Intestine, and Suturing Instrument Kit (SIK-10), Tutorial Video-Guided Surgical Skills DVD and Self-Assessment Metrics


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


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