Suturing: Basic Wound Closure

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Suturing is a necessary practical skill for many nurse practitioners. This course is designed to enhance your skill as a practitioner to properly assess and close open wounds. Time will be spent on how to assess a wound, selection of appropriate suturing materials and anesthetics, and practical time on appropriate wound closure techniques.  This hands-on skills class includes lecture combined with practical time to apply the skills of suturing.

Who Should Attend?  APRN’s in all care settings, ARNP students, Registered Nurses, and other Health Sciences Professionals wishing to acquire skills in suturing.

Program Outline

  • Suturing & Suturing Materials
  • Local Anesthesia for Wounds
  • Wound Evaluation & Preparation
  • Suturing Techniques:
    Simple Interrupted Suturing
    Running Suture
    Subcutaneous or Buried Suture
    Horizontal Mattress
    Vertical Mattress

Contact Hours:  4.0
Pharmacotherapeutic Hours:  .5

Speaker:  Anne Hedger, DNP, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, CPNP-AC, ENP-BC, CCRN

Program Testimonials

“Great balance of presentation and supervised practice time.”

“Excellent program. Perfectly timed,not rushed and not too long.”

“Sharon did a wonderful job in presenting the information and techniques to do suturing! Very helpful and supportive to practicing suturing and assisting in correct techniques.”

Additional Information

Registration includes: Attendance at program, downloadable program handouts, coffee, tea, water, continental breakfast and snacks.  Wi-fi is available in the conference center.

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