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The Online Suture Course: Digital Access

The Online Suture Course: Digital Access

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

9.50 hours

Released

March 31, 2018

Expires

March 31, 2019
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Maximum Credits

9.50 / CE for Nurse Practitioners (includes 1.00 pharmacology CE credit)

Note for Physician Assistants: You may claim 9.50 hours of Category 2 CME credits for completing this course.

Accredited Provider

This course is provided by The Online Suture Course (WhiteCoat Education Group, LLC).

Program Description

The Online Suture Course (OSC) is an advanced, intensive suturing and wound repair training course created and presented by an experienced family and emergency department NP to provide participants with essential information needed to effectively manage and close skin wounds. Participants who successfully complete the course will enhance their skillset, increase their own value and marketability, add value to their practice, and enhance their confidence with wound closure.

Using state-of-the-art, high-definition video technology, OSC brings you right to the heart of the wound and guides you through repairs every step of the way. You will learn, with crystal clarity, how to repair lacerations using simple interrupted, interrupted cruciate, running-locking, vertical mattress, and many more techniques. You will learn how to tie knots correctly. You will learn and see essentially everything there is to know about wound repair.

Regardless of your level of experience with wound closure and care, OSC will enhance your skill set in the areas of suturing, stapling, gluing, and managing simple-to-complex lacerations. You will learn when to seek surgical consultation, how to deal with animal bites, when not to close a wound, and much more. In addition to the detailed clinical content, each course module emphasizes key documentation and risk management concepts.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinicians in family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine/urgent care, surgery, or other specialties who practice suturing and/or wound care or who are interested in these topics.

Educational Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will gain:

  • Advanced wound closure skills
  • Enhanced knowledge and skill with the application of pharmacologics in wound care
  • Enhanced assessment knowledge including knowing when to consult a specialty
  • Enhanced charting capability for medicolegal defense
  • More marketability and value as a provider

Course Curriculum

This course reviews 11 closure methods and 3 anesthesia methods and includes 10 exciting case studies and 11 hands-on practice modules. Topics covered include proper wound cleansing and examination; closure basics, including line and needle selection; the A.C.E. F.A.S.T. Closure® Method, developed exclusively by course director Patton Graham, NP-C, EMT; anesthesia; repair of various lacerations; and much more.

Click here to view a detailed list of topics covered in this course.

Course Format

This course is accessible completely online. Course progress is managed through the online learning management system on the OSC website. The course includes all core curriculum plus 11 hands-on practice modules that can be completed using your own supplies. These modules support the core course content and are designed to help you physically master each closure technique. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a CE certificate indicating their earned credits.

Faculty

Patton D. Graham, NP-C, EMT
Family and Emergency Nurse Practitioner
Owner/Presenter, OnlineSutureCourse.com
Emergency Department Nurse Practitioner, ApolloMD
Nurse Practitioner, Fast Pace Urgent Care

Mr. Graham has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Credit

9.50

Type

CE for Nurse Practitioners

Accreditation Statement

OSC is approved for 9.50 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 1.00 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 18033095. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

Instructions

This course is hosted on the site of our educational partner at OnlineSutureCourse.com. After you purchase, you will receive an email from myCME within 24 to 48 hours of purchase with instructions on how to access your purchase. You will be required to create an account on The Online Suture Course website and to input a unique access code we will send you.

If you do not receive an email with your access code, please be sure to check your spam folder or send us an email at myCME.support@haymarketmedical.com.

If you have any technical difficulties with the course or questions regarding your certificate, please contact Patton Graham at info@onlinesuturecourse.com.

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