Our fully synthetic 7.5 contact hour workshop provides training and practice in basic to more advanced suturing techniques. We specialize in training YOU to have the skills you need to perform suturing techniques required in most Primary care and urgent care settings. All skill levels!! From a beginner to those advanced individuals that need a refresher course! Our smaller class sizes and patient yet knowledgeable instructors will make sure YOU leave confident in your skills! We cover multiple suturing techniques, supplies and materials (and their uses), anesthetic review, charting, sterile field and safety, plus tips and tricks of the trade! All this AND we give you instruments and a high quality synthetic suture board ($80 value!) to use and take home!
- Anesthetics including administration of local, field and digital blocks
- Prep/drape/sterile fields
- Materials used and why
- Suggested suture use
- Pearls of wisdom
Education and practice in:
- simple interrupted
- simple running
- vertical mattress
- horizontal mattress
- corner stitch
Workshop starts at 7:30 am and finishes mid to late afternoon.
07:30-0830 Presentation: Anesthetics- Local Block, Digital Block, Field Block
08:30-09:30 Lab: Instructor Guided Hands-on to Practice Anesthetic Blocks
09:30-10:15 Presentation: The Suturing Environment: More Than Tying a Knot (Suture Materials, Supplies, Assessment, Sterile Environment)
10:15-10:45 Presentation: Suturing Basics
10:45-12:00 Lab: Simple Interrupted, Simple Running
12:30-1:15 Presentation: Suturing: Getting Advanced
1:15-3:15 Lab: Vertical Mattress, Horizontal Mattress, Corner Stitch
3:15-3:30 Closing Discussion and Home Practice Prep
This activity is approved for 7.5 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 2.0 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 21034794. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. Please note that this course does not add skills to an individual’s scope of practice if it is not already included within that scope.