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.
- 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.
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.
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.
UTPA McAllen Teaching Site. Map!
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.