Suturing Techniques Procedural Self-Study Package - Edition 1.1
- Video demonstrations
- Online access to content
- PC, Mac, smartphone, and tablet compatible
Note: Access to online content ends May 4, 2021.
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- This easy-to-navigate procedural skills activity is designed to help family physicians:
- Perform the most common suturing techniques.
- Evaluate and appropriately use various suture and wound-closure materials and needles.
- 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 self-study user.
This self-study package is approved for up to 3.5 AAFP Prescribed credits. CME credit approved through May 4, 2021.
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- Video demonstrations
- Topics include: needle and instrument placement/orientation, suturing steps, simple interrupted and buried absorbable sutures, knots.
- CME reporting and evaluation option at the end of the activity.
Estimated time required to complete this self-study activity: 3 hours 30 minutes
- High-speed broadband connection required for online access.
- Latest version of Internet Explorer(www.microsoft.com), Firefox(www.mozilla.org), Safari(www.apple.com), or Chrome(www.google.com) on Windows or Macintosh computers or tablets.
- Latest version of Adobe Reader(get.adobe.com).
- Adobe Flash(get.adobe.com) is required to view presentations and videos on Windows or Macintosh computers or tablets.
This Enduring Material activity, Suturing Techniques - Edition 1.1, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 3.5 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins May 5, 2018. Term of approval is for three years from this date. 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 Material activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim 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.
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