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  Suturing: Basic



 

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Basic Suturing: Course Agenda & Schedule

Course Locations & Conference Hotel Information
Chicago, IL
Phoenix, AZ

Earn up to 15 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™

Basic Suturing Course Description

Every practitioner in the outpatient setting routinely addresses issues related to wound care or wound closure, including the challenges posed by traumatic wounds. Many physicians care for an array of skin problems and perform skin biopsies or excisions with the goal of improved cosmoses, diagnosis, or cure. This CME medical conference is designed for practitioners who have minimal suturing skills, but is also a great course to upgrade skills for those who need more experience.

Whether traumatic or iatrogenic, the goals in caring for wounds are to obtain complete closure while minimizing complications, such as infection or unsightly scarring.

In this CME medical conference, participants will gain insight into the anatomy of the skin, principles of healing, and basic wound care. Basic biopsy and excision techniques, suturing methods, undermining, skin stapling, and the application of adhesives will be demonstrated and practiced.

An abundance of hands-on time is scheduled to refine suturing skills with the use of pig’s feet.

A list of required supplies is shown below. This list will be provided to you again upon course registration. Note: This is not an option. You must bring these supplies with you to the CME medical conference.

Supplies Required By Attendee

Please bring a MINIMUM of the following:

  • 15 packets 3-0 nylon suture,
  • Reverse cutting needle,
  • FS-1 and PS-2 needles (3/8 circle are the most versatile for this course, but please feel free to bring any variety of needles with you to practice with)
  • 1 pair each pickups (tissue forceps) with teeth and without teeth
  • 1 5” needle driver/holder
  • 1 pair each of suture and iris (fine tissue - straight or curved) scissors

Consider registering for the Dermatologic Procedures and Basic Suturing Value Package.

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Objectives

    By the end of this workshop, participants should be better able to:
  • Review the anatomy of the skin and understand the physiology of wound healing.
  • Discuss key elements of the patient history, informed consent and wound care instructions.
  • Describe indications for skin biopsy and develop skills to perform both punch and excisional biopsy.
  • Recognize the need for undermining and apply appropriate technique.
  • Become familiar with local anesthesia and techniques to minimize patient discomfort.
  • Develop an array of suturing and knot tying skills.
  • Recognize and manage complications.
  • Become familiar with concepts for maximizing accuracy and efficiency in billing.

Course Accreditation

This live activity, Basic Suturing, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 15 Prescribed Credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Texas Academy of Family Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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An amazing course March 24, 2014
Reviewer: Riley Dugan from Phoenix, AZ United States  
Just returned from the San Diego Basic Suturing Course and I could not be more please. I learned a ton and feel much more confident in my abilities! I would recommend the course to anyone looking to expand their knowledge and sharpen their skill set.

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