Suturing Techniques Edition 1.1
Estimated time to complete all: approx 3.5 hours
Release date: June 19th, 2018
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.)
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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
- 3.50 AAFP prescribed