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Suture Training Workshop (Basic)


If you are a Physician Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner, be sure to reserve your place today to increase your knowledge on suturing. 3 hours of AAPA approved CMEs included.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the underlying principles of informed consent.
  • Describe the essential steps performed in preparing and draping a sterile field.
  • Describe the indications, contraindications, and rationale for administering local anesthesia.
  • Identify the materials necessary for the administration of local anesthesia and their proper use.
  • Describe the appropriate treatment for simple laceration, wound care, including application and removal of, and technique and instrumentation for, selected types of skin closures.
  • Discuss practical considerations of wound care and suturing in trauma.

Lesson Plans

9:00 – 9:30 am            Informed Consent

9:30 – 10:00 am          Local Anesthesia

10:00 – 10:30 am        Basics of Wounds, Care, & Management

10:00 – 10:30 am        Suturing Materials & Techniques

10:30 – 11:00 am        Video Resource: Simple Interrupted Suturing

11:00 – 11:30 am        The Instrument Tie

11:30 – 12:00 pm        Suturing Technique Application and Practice

Who Should Attend?

  • Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners.


Testimonials From Previous Participants:

    "Excellent experienced instructors who also gave personal one-on-one attention to participants which really helped in learning process."P.K

    "Very thorough and made easy to understand."A.D.



Elias Villarreal, MPAS, PA-C

Elias Villarreal MPAS, PA-C is the coordinator of the Surgical rotations for the PA program at UTPA. He has participated in this suture workshops in the past and brings years of experience in teaching suturing techniques.

Frank Ambriz, MPAS, PA-C

Frank Ambriz is the Chair of the Physician Assistant Program at UTPA and coordinates the Emergency Rotations and the UrgentCare Capstone. He is a practicing PA in Urgent Care.

Program Details


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Last offered on May 17th, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


The registration fee per person is $99.

The fee includes materials needed for the hands-on activities.


No Prerequisites required.


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CALL (956) 665-2071