SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Do you use a simple interrupted or something else? I am currently doing an EM rotation and I had the opportunity to place a couple stitches to this guy's facial wound to stop the bleeding of a somewhat deep abrasion. Only knowing how to tie simple interrupted and running sutures, I did just that, but after the fact it seemed that something else would have been better, perhaps a figure of eight? What do you guys normally do?