This easy-to-navigate procedural skills activity is designed to help you perform the most common suturing techniques, evaluate and appropriately use various suture and wound-closure materials and needles, and accurately predict when to remove stitches based on both location and wound healing extent.
This activity was videotaped at an AAFP CME live course and has been developed for the online user.
Approved for up to 3.5 AAFP Prescribed credits. CME credit approved through January 25, 2026.
Estimated time required to complete this activity: 3 hours 30 minutes
Note: Access to online content ends January 25, 2026.
The AAFP has reviewed Suturing Techniques On Demand Edition 1.3 and deemed it acceptable for up to 3.5 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 1/25/2023 to 1/25/2026. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this Enduring Materials for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.