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Basic Suturing


Medical Audience: GP, GP Registrar, Doctors in Training/DIT, Junior Doctor, Medical Student, International Medical Graduate, Overseas Trained Doctor
Focus: suturing, wound care, dressings, exam preparation
Authors: Dr Todd Fraser
Type: Self-paced online
Duration: 1 hour
Accreditation: ACEM, ACRRM, ANZCA, CICM

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.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand basic suturing technique
  2. Understand basic wound cleaning techniques
The key topics include:
  • Wound assessment
  • Wound cleaning
  • Suturing technique
  • Post suturing wound care
  • Knowledge assessment.
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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
General medicine

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