8-Hour Basic Suturing Course

           Topics Covered

  • Importance and role of APRNs suturing.

  • Objectives reviewed and equipment discussed, pre-test.

  • Suturing instrumentation and tying with instruments.

  • Suture types and the needles that accompany them.

  • Needle driving, suturing, and knot tying selection relevant to tissue layers and proper wound closure.

  • Simple interrupted stitch

  • Horizontal mattress stitch

  • Vertical mattress stitch

  • Figure of eight stitch (4 types)

  • Simple running suture line

  • Running horizontal mattress suture line

  • Running vertical mattress suture line

  • Running locking suture line

  • Modified versions of running suture lines

  • Running subcuticular stitch

  • Punch biopsy techniques

  • Skin stapler insertion and removal

  • Review of skills, post-evaluations, question and answer session

About the course:

This course is designed to take the novice learner from beginner to competent with basic instrument tying and suturing techniques while engaging principles of safety and evidence based practice in wound management.

Successful completion:

Successful completion of this course is accomplished by completing the entire training session.


All equipment used in this course is provided with the cost of attendance. At the completion of the course, the learner will be provided with training materials for home practice.


Dr. John Russell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, RNFA

Continuing Education Contact Hours:

8 hours*

Cost of Attendance:

$249-279, Based on Location

Skills on Point, LLC is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

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