Course Details

Skills & Procedures for the Advanced Practice Provider, training the NP/PA Nationwide!

Our Live Practitioner Workshops are held year round in 30 cities, we offer small class sizes and hands-on training. Make 2024 a great CME/CE learning experience at one of our many conferences!

All workshops are taught by instructors who have been trained with years of experience and include quality handouts to take home for future reference. Our small groups allow you plenty of time to perfect these skills. You will leave the workshop feeling confident performing them!

COURSE: SUTURING ESSENTIALS IN-PERSON WORKSHOP

Our fully synthetic 7.5 AANP approved contact hours (Includes 2.0 hours of pharmacology) and 7.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. We do much more than just a lecture! We provide high quality information in all our live workshops! The 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!

Skills Learned:

  • Assessment
  • 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 730am and finishes mid to late afternoon.

LUNCH INCLUDED!

07:30-08:30 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
10:45-11:30 Lab: Simple Interrupted, Simple Running
11:30-12:00 Lunch Provided!!
12:00-1:00 Presentation: Suturing: Getting Advanced
1:00-3:15 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 22105839 and approved for American Association of Physican Assistants category 1 CME credits, Activity ID 208867. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP & AAPA 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.

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COURSE: PROCEDURES & SKILLS 101 IN-PERSON WORKSHOP

This fully synthetic 8.0 AANP approved contact hour workshop (3.0 hours of pharmacology) and 8.0 approved AAPA Category 1 CME credits, includes training and practice in:

  • The assessment and administration of shoulder injections
  • The assessment and administration of knee injections
  • Knee aspirations
  • Toenail/fingernail removal
  • Nail trephination
  • Carpal tunnel injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Incision and drainage of abscesses

Destruction Lab!

  • cryo
  • cautery
  • shave
  • punch

This workshop includes hands on practice on a non-live smart synthetic model (so you won’t hurt anyone while you learn). Latex products are used.

All taught by instructors who have been trained with years of experience and include quality handouts to take home for future reference. Our small groups allow you plenty of time to perfect these skills so you leave comfortable performing them! All skills taught in this class allow time for guided assistance while you practice. Smaller group sizes are emphasized to get more personalized attention from instructors who have the experience and the skills to help you succeed. (And yes, lunch and light beverages are included!)

Workshop starts at 8am and finishes mid to late afternoon.

LUNCH INCLUDED!

08:00-9:00 Presentation: Joint Injection and Aspiration
9:00-9:45 Lab: Instructor Guided Hands-on to Practice
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-10:30 Presentation: Nail Avulsions (full and partial) with Ablation and Trephination
10:30-11:00 Lab: Nail Lab
11:00-10:30 Presentation: Carpal Tunnel Injections
11:30-12:00 Lab: Carpal Tunnel Lab
12:00-12:30 Lunch Provided!!
12:30-1:15 Presentation: Incision and Drainage
1:15-1:45 Lab: Practice I&D Techniques
1:45-2:15 Presentation: Trigger Point Assessment and Injections
2:15-2:40 Lab: Practice Assessment and Skills
2:40-2:55 Break
2:55-3:45 Presentation: Destruction Methods (cryo, cautery, shave, punch)
3:45-4:30 Lab: Destructions!
4:30-4:45 Clean-up and Evaluations

This activity is approved for 8.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 3.0 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 22105857 and approved by the American Association of Physician Assistants for Category 1 CME credits, Activity ID 208864. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP & AAPA 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.

COMING SOON FOR THE BUSY PRACTITIONER! SUTURING ESSENTIALS CME ONLINE SELF-SERVE KIOSK VERSION!

This course is the cyber version of our highly popular live workshop! It is a synthetic 7.5-hour virtual workshop which includes 2.0 hours of pharmacology. We do much more than just a lecture! We provide high quality information just like our live workshops!  You will learn by example in a 2-way virtual small group cyber class WHERE you will have the ability to learn and practice each stitch and have the instructor “drop in” as you practice your various suturing techniques. As you watch our live demonstration you will have the ability to have one on one observation from our instructors via your live feed from your computer camera.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I REGISTER FOR THE ONLINE SUTURE WORKSHOP?

You will be emailed a link and passcode where you will be able to watch the Suturing Essentials training lecture PRIOR to your cyber–Suturing Essentials course! We will mail you a high-quality suture kit which includes sutures, suture pad and a detailed folder handout with valuable references and details! The video lecture will cover assessment, suture selections and why, anesthetics details and how to administer them, as well as pearls of wisdom as you begin your suturing journey! Next you will meet on-line at a prescheduled date and time! Here we will demonstrate 5 live basic suturing techniques for the beginner! But wait! It doesn’t end there! We will review your knowledge and discuss your instrumentation along with monitoring your progress with live feedback in private rooms where you can feel comfortable asking questions!

Education and practice in:

  • simple interrupted
  • simple running
  • vertical mattress
  • horizontal mattress
  • corner stitch

REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO ALLOW MAILING YOUR KIT FOR OUR ONLINE SUTURING (live workshops are not mailed)