Wound Closure Clinic
Many healthcare practitioners focus their attention on surgical specialties once they have completed their primary educational programs. This may include physician assisting curricula with a predominate emphasis on primary care, as well as courses of study for advanced practice nurses and midwives, who may have had limited exposure to surgery in their training.
Surgical assistants and surgeons in training may also wish to enhance their wound closure skills via supplemental coursework in the latest methods and technology.
Additionally, physicians working in specialties such as emergency medicine and family practice may benefit from a well-developed knowledge and skill- set regarding wound closure techniques.
To fulfill these needs, a wound closure program has been developed, consisting of two distinct courses:
Course I: Basic Wound Closure Skills and Technology
Course II: Advanced Cosmetic Wound Closure
Both courses will encompass didactic and laboratory training consisting of one day each. The didactic component will include lecture and PowerPoint / video presentations, while the laboratory portion will be conducted by means of inanimate simulation, and/or cadaveric models, depending upon the venue.
Materials and support of Course I was provided by the following sponsoring vendors:
Basic Wound Closure Skills&Technology
The goal of this course is the establishment of basic wound closure skills. This is to include deep tissues such as musculofascial layers, as well as subcutaneous and dermal layers.
Modalities are to include absorbable and non-absorbable materials, as well as “barbed” suture and absorbable stapling technologies. Minimally invasive wound closure devices, skin stapling and tissue adhesives will be covered as well.
Advanced Cosmetic Wound Closure
This course builds upon the fundamental teachings of the preliminary lessons, and focuses on the development of advanced cosmetic wound closure techniques. These will include the same modalities applied in course I, with particular attention placed on maximizing cosmetic outcomes.
Participants will learn fundamental concepts of suture and dressing selection, cosmetic suturing techniques, and the use of advanced technology with follow up care to optimize the cosmesis of their surgical closures.
Materials and support of Course II will be provided by the following sponsoring vendors: