Spend the day focusing on learning the approach to common laceration and wound management like a seasoned Emergency Medicine clinician. In this hands on course, you will learn and identify the most common types of lacerations and wounds presenting in the ER, urgent care and/or a family practice clinic.
- Learn and perform 5+ suturing techniques including simple interrupted stitches, continuous stitches, buried stitches, vertical mattress, and horizontal mattress.
- Learn about approaches to simple and complex lacerations (with irregular borders or flaps)
- Learn about anesthesia technique depending on the wound presentation
- Use various suturing materials and practice on various simulation models and items (pig’s feet, silicone model, etc).
- Indications for alternative closure techniques including stapling, medical adhesive glue, and other wound closure products.
- Proper pre-wound assessment, appropriate antibiotic usage, and post wound closure management will be reviewed.
- Identify which wounds can be treated and managed in your practice and which require specialist care.
There is pre-course work associated with this course and post course work to ensure mastery is obtained.
This Half Day Workshop is taught by Professor Edward Giarusso and is worth 5 CME credit.