University of Southern Indiana

Suturing Workshop

Description of Workshop

This interactive and hands-on workshop is designed to enhance basic suturing skills for wound repair. The suturing techniques will be applicable to most primary or urgent care settings. The workshop welcomes all skill levels. All supplies and practice materials will be provided. Enrollment is limited in order to optimize the learning experience.

Who Should Enroll in this Workshop?

This workshop is designed for English-speaking advance practice registered nurses and physician assistants in the State of Indiana. 

Workshop Content

The workshop will provide didactic lecture and practice on the following basic suturing techniques: simple interrupted, horizontal/vertical mattress, and running stitches. The instructor will discuss pearls of wisdom on wound assessment and care. 

Learning outcomes

Workshop Objectives

Upon completion of the workshop, the participant should be able to

  1. Assess basic wounds
  2. Discuss the basic suturing techniques
  3. Demonstrate the basic suturing techniques
  4. Describe care after suturing  

Criteria for Successful Completion

  • Submit registration and payment
  • Actively participate in full workshop
  • Submit program evaluation

Contact Hours

The University of Southern Indiana College of Nursing and Health Professions designates a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ hours for physicians, knowledge/application/ hours for pharmacists, and nurses. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Attendance at this workshop does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught.

Accreditation Statements

Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, University of Southern Indiana Center for Health Professions Lifelong Learning is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

State of Indiana

The University of Southern Indiana is an approved provider of continuing education for several professionals licensed in the state of Indiana, including social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and dental professionals.

Registration is limited to 15 participants. 

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