August 11, 2014

A Spotlight on NPI's Basic Suturing CME Course

Whether the result of a simple procedure that just needs closing or a traumatic injury that needs extensive intervention to properly heal, suturing is a vitally important part of treatment. Our Basic Suturing CME course covers a range of techniques and procedures, and we’re so pleased to be offering it at our Phoenix CME Conference this November for up to 15 AAFP or AMA PRA credits! Read up about the class here and be sure to sign up for our Phoenix CME conference!

Our suturing CME course covers terminology and background information as well as hands-on suturing practice. Below are some frequently asked questions and their respective answers, which can help explain the scope of this course.

Will I learn about general skin terminology, anatomy, etc., or should I know these things beforehand?
Our suturing course goes over the anatomy of the skin and physiology of a wound in healing in great detail.

How does patient interaction, billing, and more tie into this course?
You will be taught how to properly catalog patient history, proper wound care information for patients, and accuracy and efficiency in billing.

Does the class only deal with suturing, or does it cover other skin procedures?
Aside from suturing practice, you will be taught proper identification of indications where biopsies are needed, gain experience with local anesthesia, and learn to recognize and manage  wound complications.

The live, hands-on portion of the course is done with pig feet to practice an array of suturing and knot-tying skills as well as proper punch and incision biopsies and general tissue care. Learn suturing techniques like simple interrupted, horizontal mattress, vertical mattress, and corner stitch sutures to give you a wide range of practice with simple to complex wounds. The suturing portion of the course also covers alternative closure techniques like staples and glue.

Unlike other CME courses offered from NPI, this suturing class requires that all participants come with a minimum amount of supplies. A specific style of sutures and needles are required, which are listed out in detail via the link at the top of this article. Sign up for this great course today and become a trusted source of suturing and wound care for your patients!

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