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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.

At a Glance


May 30th, 2015 from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.


UTPA McAllen Teaching Site. map!.

Who should attend:

Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Surgical Technologists, Surgical Assistants and Orthopedic Assistants.


The fee includes materials needed for the hands-on activities.
Students will receive Certificate of completion.


No prerequisites required.


   Student registration:

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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





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.


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

"Very thorough and made easy to understand." - AD