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PROCEDURES & SKILLS FOR THE ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDER.  Virtual Livestream and small in person workshop options.

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: VIRTUAL SUTURING ESSENTIALS ONLINE LIVESTREAM INTERACTIVE!

This course is the cyber version of our highly popular live workshop!  It is a synthetic 7 hour virtual workshop which includes 2 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?

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! 

REGISTRATION IS LIMITED & TIME SENSENTIVE TO ALLOW MAILING YOUR KIT!

COURSE: VIRTUAL PROCEDURES & SKILLS 101 ONLINE LIVESTREAM INTERACTIVE!

This course is the cyber version of our very popular Procedures & Skills 101 workshop!  It is a synthetic 8.0 hour virtual workshop which includes 3.0 hours of pharmacology.  We do much more than just a lecture!  We provide high quality information just like our live workshops!  YOU WILL be able to watch a live virtual demonstration of Procedures & Skills on various synthetic models as well as some models will be sent to you for return demonstration!  YOU WILL learn by example in a 2-way virtual small group cyber class where you will have the ability to learn and practice Procedures and have the instructor “drop in” as you practice your various procedure techniques!  We can answer your questions and discuss your progress with live feedback in private rooms!  After you watch the cyber demonstration you will have the ability to have one on one observation from our instructor(s) via your live feed from your computer camera.

 

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I REGISTER?

You will be emailed a link prior to your cyber workshop course!  We will also mail you a Procedures Kit with all the instruments you need as well as quality synthetic models like a toe with nail, a double abscess, & skin lesions. You will also receive a very detailed handout of our presentation with step by step instructions!  

VIRTUAL LECTURE PRESENTATION AND LAB DETAILS AS FOLLOWS: 

• Presentation: Knee and Shoulder Joint Injections & Aspiration (ask about our follow up assessment evaluation!)

• Presentation: Nail Avulsion (including information on Ablation and Trephination)

• Lab: Nail Lab

• Presentation: Carpal Tunnel injections (with your participation in marking and return demonstration)

• Break

• Presentation: Incision & Drainage

• Lab: Practice I&D Techniques

• Presentation: Trigger Point Assessment & Injections 

• Lab: Practice Trigger Point Injections 

• Presentation: Destruction Methods – Cryo, Cautery, Shave & Punch Biopsies

• Lab: Shave and Punch Biopsies

• Closing:  Discussion & Questions

REGISTRATION IS LIMITED & TIME SENSENTIVE TO ALLOW MAILING OF YOUR KIT!

 

 

 

COURSE: SUTURING ESSENTIALS – In person

Our fully synthetic 7 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!

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
  • inverted buried knots

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

LUNCH INCLUDED!

Suturing Essentials Sample Schedule - Live in person

08:00-09:00 Presentation: Anesthetics- Local Block, Digital Block, Field Block
09:00-10:00  Lab: Instructor Guided Hands-on to Practice Anesthetic Blocks
10:00-10:45 . Presentation: The Suturing Environment: More Than Tying a Knot (Suture Materials, Supplies, Assessment, Sterile Environment)
10:45-11:15 Presentation: Suturing Basics
11:15-12:00  Lab: Simple Interrupted, Simple Running
12:00-12:30 Lunch Provided!!
12:30-1:30 Presentation: Suturing: Getting Advanced
1:30-3:45  Lab: Vertical Mattress, Horizontal Mattress, Buried
3:45-4:00 Closing Discussion and Home Practice Prep

This activity is approved for 7.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 2.0 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 19114010. 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.

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 7 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Program ID 007196. Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.

COURSE: PROCEDURES & SKILLS 101 – In person

This fully synthetic 8 contact hour workshop 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!

Procedures and Skills 101 Sample Schedule - Live in person

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 19063754. 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.

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 8 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Program ID 007574. Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.