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 suturing 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 suture techniques training, 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
An abundance of hands-on time is scheduled to refine suturing techniques and skills with the use of pig’s feet.
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ObjectivesBy 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.
2016 Course Accreditation
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.
AAFP Prescribed Credit
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
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