Suturing: Basic Wound Closure

Suturing: Basic Wound Closure

Upcoming Dates

Time: 8:00 am – 12:30 pm Print Program Flyer
Location: Vancouver, WA
Fee: $219

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


“Just yesterday I was able to assess a posterior neck wound better by knowing it had dissolvable hidden stitches! It was awesome to be able to know that from this class. On the same patient, I could see the “mattress” stitch was used for the anterior neck incision. Super cool to be able to recognize the stitches used.”

“Great presenter and very personable. Was willing to answer additional questions during breaks and after the class.”

“I feel like I can tackle basic wound closure in my practice”


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.

Contact Hours:  4.0
Pharmacotherapeutic Hours:  .5

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

EMPLOYERS: You may register up to 6 staff at one time by using this link.

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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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