Pediatric Acute Wound Management Care and Suturing
Pediatric Wound Care and Suturing Basics offers both lecture and skills-based learning opportunities for attendees in order to learn more about suturing techniques, considerations for laceration repair in pediatric patients, the use sedation and other adjuncts in wound management, and other knowledge and skills related to acute wound management. This course consists of video presentations followed by learning checks. We offer an optional proctored skills workshop which participants may sign up for. This workshop is not required unless you are a Children's Minnesota employee who needs to complete this course as part of your credentialing or program requirements.
The optional workshops will be held in the 2nd Floor Education Center on the Minneapolis Children's Hospital Campus from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Completion of the online modules is a prerequisite to attend the workshop. The first workshop will be held on May 25, 2022 and the second is on October 6, 2022.
Physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, and Nurses who suture.
1. Describe the effect of wound management procedures & identify the phases and processes of wound healing.
2. Discuss the management of various types of wounds: including the appropriate wound closure technique, selection of suture/wound closure material, cleaning, and preparation of the wound for closure.
3. Describe management of certain facial wounds, hand wounds, and burns and discuss criteria for referral to specialists.
4. Describe various age appropriate techniques (both pharmacological and non-pharmacological) to manage pediatric anxiety and pain that may improve the experience of the pediatric wound repair procedure.
5. Identify essential documentation components of wound repair, as well as specific post-procedure instructions.
6. Demonstrate the ability to select the appropriate instruments and suture material to perform various types of suture techniques.
7. Demonstrate the techniques used for tissue undermining, the corrections of simple tissue deficits, and the application of wound adhesive.
In support of improving patient care, Children’s Minnesota is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Children’s Minnesota takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific interest of its accredited continuing education events.
Children’s Minnesota designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent to their participation in the activity.
Children's Minnesota designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 4.5 ANCC nursing contact hour. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Workshop certificates will be handed out separately at the conclusion of the workshop.
This program offers 4.5 contact hours of continuing education. Most medical professional organizations accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. It is the individual’s responsibility to determine whether an education activity meets the continuing education requirements of their respective licensures and/or professional boards. Go to your respective organization’s website for more detailed information regarding credit requirements.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 4.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.
- 4.50 ABP MOC Part II
- 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 4.50 ANCC
The optional workshop is not required unless you are a Children's Minnesota employee who needs to complete this course as part of your credentialing requirements. We welcome all participants to sign up for the hands-on workshop.
*Completion of the online modules is a prerequisite to attend the workshop*
A computer and internet access.