Learn to suture like a pro! This course is our most popular suturing course and is by far the most extensive suturing course available in the United States short of a formal first assist training. Taught by Dr. John Russell, DNP, RNFA (APRN RNFA Program Director for NIFA) and Dean Parsons, RNFA, CNOR, (Director of Suturing Workshops for NIFA) this course takes the gold nuggets from First Assistant training and brings these to you at a reasonable price point anyone can afford.
This course is a very commonly used stepping stone to help healthcare professionals successfully transition into the RNFA program with NIFA (the National Institute of First Assisting, Inc which is the most commonly underwent RNFA program in the US) for their hands-on skills workshops, as the curriculum taught is consistent with the training used in their workshop for that precise purpose. As well, this course provides a developed and thorough approach to suturing that will explain WHY and HOW to decide on different types, duration, and location of sutures, which most courses barely address.
Bottom line: you will leave with a new appreciation of suturing regardless of your experience, and absolutely none is required to attend this amazing course!
Also consider the Online-Only option of this course if you are unable to come to the course live! The online version includes access to 1:1 virtual office hours with our expert instructors via ZOOM as well as 140+ videos to follow along with to learn at your own pace.
The three-day family practice skills workshop overlaps our two most popular skills workshops and provide three days of hands-on training including the following content:
Joint Aspiration and Injections
Ring Removal and Cutting
Shave and Punch Biopsy
Cerumen Impaction Removal
Fluorescein Stain and Woods Lamps
Abscess I/D and Packing
Suture and Needle Selection
Wound Closure Techniques
Figure of 8 Stitch
Keith Subcuticular Stitch
Staplers and Removal
Two Handed Hand Tying with Left
Two Handed Hand Tying with Right
One Handed Hand Tying with Left
One Handed Hand Tying with Right
Pushing to Deeper Wounds
Closing Wounds Under Tension
Full Buried Subcuticular Stitch
Fine Suture Management
Surgical and Assisting Considerations
Draping and Prepping
Participants may add the elective night courses of casting and splinting and/or ultrasound guided IV Lab to this course. See full course listing for additional online continuing education content provided with this course.
Includes 16 ANCC-Approved contact hours or 16.0 approved AAFP Prescribed Credit. Participants may only take credit for the portion of the content they attend. 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)
Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Medical Doctors, Emergency Medical Services, any/all students are welcome! No experience is required and will engage learners of all skills levels including those with additional skills useful in all environments.
This course is held at the Skills On Point Simulation Center at 1340 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 from 8am-5pm both days of the course.
Included with Course
Included with Course
This course includes two days of catered lunches, all supplies required to successfully complete the course, as well as a complete online companion version of the course with 140+ videos with lectures and demonstrations as well as suturing and procedural supplies to continue refining your technique at home! You do not need to bring anything with you to this course.