Suturing, Basic
Suturing CME | Knot Tying, Local Anesthesia & Wound Care


 
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Product Description
 
Suturing two-day Course Schedule: Agenda
Faculty: Gerald A. Amundsen II, MD

Course Credits
Earn up to 15 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits

2016 Hotel Information

February - San Antonio - conference information - Basic Suturing is SOLD OUT in San Antonio.
Westin Riverwalk Hotel - online reservations
420 W Market Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
888-627-8396
Rates as low as $229/$259 if booked by January 12, 2016 or until group block is sold out.


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 practiced.

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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Learning Objectives

By the end of this live educational activity, 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.

This Live activity, Basic Suturing, with a beginning date of 02/06/2016, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 15.00 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.


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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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