Wound Closure Certification Course - Suturing for the Novice


WHAT:    Wound Closure Certification Course: Suturing for the Novice
WHEN:    February 26, 2010
WHERE:  Andrews Research & Education Institute, Gulf Breeze, Florida

Course Chairmen: Nathan Patterson, M.D. & TBD

Course Description

The Andrews Research & Education in Gulf Breeze, Florida is conducting a suturing course for beginners on Friday, February 26, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The course chairmen will provide instruction, demonstration and hands–on practice of suturing, stapling and glue wound closure.


Participants will gain insight into the anatomy of the skin, principals of healing and basic wound care. Basic suturing techniques including undermining, stapling and the application of adhesives will be demonstrated and practiced.

7:30 a.m. Check-in with light breakfast
8:00 a.m. Lecture/Discussion about basic wound care and principals of healing
12:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:00 p.m. Discussion/practice
4:30 p.m. Adjourn

Accreditation Provided

Baptist Hospital is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Baptist Hospital designates this activity for a maximum of 8 hours of CME/CEUs and will be accepted as the required certification for the wound closure portion of Level 4 privileges for Physician Technical Assistants (PTA’s) at Baptist Hospital facilities. Return demonstration is required for wound closure certification.

CEU credits will be provided for Nurses, Surgical Technicians, Medical Assistants, and ATCs.


Course fee — $650.00 (cost includes materials)

Registration is limited to 25 participants

Baptist Health Care/Andrews Institute employees receive 50% discount

Register Online

( via http://www.regonline.com/suture )

For more information:
Call Steve Haywood at (850) 916-8570 or email Steve.Haywood@(REMOVE)TheAndrewsInstitute.com


Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

An affiliate of Baptist Health Care, the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine’s mission is to provide the best medical care for the musculoskeletal system through orthopaedics and sports medicine, utilizing innovative clinical and surgical technologies, and to improve patient care through research and education, emphasizing prevention. Legal info.