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You will be connecting to our educational partner, which controls its own content, practices, and other policies.

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This activity is hosted on the site of our educational partner

You will be connecting to our educational partner, which controls its own content, practices, and other policies.

You will be connecting to our educational partner, which controls its own content, practices, and other policies.

The Online Suture Course: Digital Access + Deluxe Suture Kit

The Online Suture Course: Digital Access + Deluxe Suture Kit

This activity carries a fee of $299.00 to review the content and receive credit.


Clinical Review

Time to Complete

15.00 hours


April 1, 2019


March 31, 2020

Maximum Credits

15.00 / AAPA Category 1 CME Credits

Nurse Practitioners and Nurses: Both the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accept AAPA Category 1 credit. Please check with check with your certification/licensing authority to confirm that AAPA credit is acceptable in your case.

Those who completed the course prior to April 1, 2019 and are looking to claim AANP CE credit have through April 30, 2019 to do so; after that, AAPA Category 1 CME credit will be issued.

Accredited Provider

This course is provided by the American Academy of Physician Assistants

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.

Deluxe Suture Kit

This course includes everything you'll receive with the Nomad (USB access) version of this course PLUS a Deluxe Suture Kit ($97.49 value) you will receive in the mail to maximize your learning with the 11 hands-on practice modules.

The Deluxe Wound Closure Practice Kit includes:

  • (8) Practice sutures in varying line and needle sizes (3-0 to 6-0)
  • (1) Skin stapler (35 wide staples)
  • (1) Skin staple remover
  • (1) Laceration tray
  • (1) Rugged practice kit box
Suggestion: Make the most of your practice toolbox by practicing on a variety of human analogues including chicken breasts with skin on them, bananas, and pigs feet.

Note: We send out tons of kits and we source quality practice supplies. Because we use multiple suppliers, there is a chance that the kit you receive will have slightly different supplies than those pictured above. However, each kit will come with exactly what is listed (it just may be a different brand or have a different packaging).

Shipping: The Deluxe Suture Kit will be shipped to you within 5 to 8 business days of your registration on the website. Your shipping information will be collected when you register on with your unique myCME claim code you will receive from us via e-mail within 24-48 hours of purchase. See Instructions (below) for more information.

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.


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

Mr. Graham has no conflicts of interest to disclose.




AAPA Category I CME credit

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria.

Designation Statement

This activity is designated for 15.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid for one year from 04/01/2019. PAs should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


How to Access This Course
This course is hosted on the site of our educational partner at 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.

When you register at, you will be prompted to input your shipping details for the Deluxe Suture Kit. You can expect to receive your kit in the mail via 3-day priority shipping, and it should arrive within approximately 5 to 8 business days following your registration on the Online Suture Course website.

Technical Assistance
If you do not receive an email with your access code, please be sure to check your spam folder and then send us an email at

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

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