Develop new skills and earn 9.50 CE for Nurse Practitioners credits with the Online Suture Course (OSC), an advanced, intensive course on wound repair and suture training. 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. The modules will help wound closures become more efficient, appropriate, up-to-date, and defensible. In addition to the detailed clinical content, each course module emphasizes key documentation and risk management concepts. Participants will also receive practice pearls—gleaned from years of experience—straight from an experienced emergency department provider.
Choose from convenient online-only access or USB access with an optional deluxe suture kit (shipped in the mail) to maximize your learning with the 11 hands-on practice modules.
What You Get With OSC
—11 Closure Methods
—10 Exciting Case Studies
—11 Hands-on Practice Modules
—Closure Basics Including Line and Needle Selection
—When and When Not to Close
—And much more!
Bonus Content: Access a newly added video addressing left-handed suturing.
Shipping: All physical products (USB and deluxe suture kits) will be shipped in 5 to 8 business days of registering on the Online Suture Course website. Instructions will be emailed to you following purchase.
Note for Physician Assistants: You may claim 9.50 hours of Category 2 CME credits for completing this course.
OSC Expert Faculty
Patton D. Graham, NP-C, EMT, is an experienced family and emergency nurse practitioner. He completed his emergency nurse residency in 2012 at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, TN. Patton practices in both emergency departments and acute care clinics. He has also taught at the collegiate level and in a variety of clinical settings on suture training courses, wound repair, and procedural processes.