Suturing Techniques in the ER

Return to all Emergency and Urgent Care sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 50 min.

Learning Objectives

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

2. Evaluate the various suture materials and needles 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.

Additional Information

Technical Requirements: 

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.25 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
08/25/2018

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

Available Credit

  • 3.25 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
08/25/2018
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