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Basic Suturing


Basic suturing is a skill required by many specialties. If you are new to suturing, or simply need a refresher, this module will provide guidance on how to conduct basic suturing to wounds.

By the end of the module you will have a basic understanding of suturing techniques, wound cleaning and dressings. You will be able to attempt suturing under direct supervision for the first time.

About the author
Dr Fraser has worked in the acute healthcare system for 18 years and is currently a specialist in Intensive Care Medicine and Helicopter Retrieval Medicine.

1 hour Online Learning


Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand basic suturing technique
  2. Understand basic wound cleaning techniques
  • Wound assessment
  • Wound cleaning
  • Suturing technique
  • Post suturing wound care
  • Knowledge assessment.

Suturing, wound care, dressings, exam preparation

Medical Audience
GP, GP Registrar, Doctors in Training/DIT, Junior Doctor, Medical Student, International Medical Graduate, Overseas Trained Doctor

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Online Learning
1h : 0m
ACEM: 1h : 0m
ANZCA - Non Clinical: 1 pt
ACRRM - Fellow: 1 pt
ACRRM - Non Fellow: 1 pt
MBA: 1h : 0m
ACEM: 1h : 0m

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