Suturing Techniques - 1st Edition

Estimated time to complete all:  approx 3.5 hours

Release date: March 29, 2016

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

1. Perform the most common suturing techniques, including simple, running, and half-buried mattress (corner) sutures.

2. Evaluate the various suture materials available and in which situations they are to be used appropriately.

3. Utilize different wound closure materials, which may include surgical needles, sutures, skin staples, topical skin adhesives, tapes, bandages or skin adhesives.

4. Accurately predict when stitches should be removed based on location and the extent of wound healing. (Bonus: sub-cuticular and vertical mattress.)

Additional Information

Technical Requirements: 

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
03/15/2019
Cost:
$105.95

Vu-Kiet Tran, MD, FCFP, MHSc, MBA, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine Division, DFCM, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Total possible CME credit: 3.50 Prescribed credits

Available Credit

  • 3.50 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
03/15/2019

Price

Cost:
$105.95
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