13th Annual Pediatric Wound Management and Suturing Workshop

Minneapolis, MN US
October 7, 2021 to October 8, 2021

Workshop provides 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. 

Target Audience

Physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, and Nurses who suture. 

Learning Objectives

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.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 11.75 ANCC
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/07/2021 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
10/08/2021 - 4:30pm CDT

**Agenda is subject to change**

Day 1: October 7th (Virtual/Recordings)


8:00 am

Conference Overview and Introductions

David Hirschman, MD

8:15 am

Pediatric Pain Management

David Hirschman, MD
8:45 amPediatric Wound Repair and Child Life InterventionsErin Taylor, APRN, CNP, DNP & Krista Majerus, CCLS

9:45 am

Animal Bites

Paula Kocken, MD

10:15 am



10:30 am

Evaluation and Repair of Hand Injuries

Adam Lokeh, MD

11:25 am

Post Procedure Care/Complication

Abby Meyer, MD, MPH

12:15 pm.

Lunch Break


1:00 pmComplex Wound RepairsTimothy Lander, MD
1:45 pmTools of the Trade/Basic Wound Closure TechniquesTimothy Lander, MD
2:25 pmBreak 
2:35 pmFundamentals of Suturing and Basic Wound ClosureRobert Tibesar, MD
3:25 pmSpecial Consideration for Neck and Facial InjuriesRobert Tibesar, MD
4:15 pmDay 1 Concludes 

Day 2: October 8th ( Live Practical Lab) - on-site at Children's Minnesota, Minneapolis Campus


8:00 am

Live Practical Lab


12:30 pm

Course Concludes


Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Avenue South
2nd Floor Education Center
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States

Day 1 of this event is virtual/recorded session. 

Day 2 of this event is on-site at Children's Minnesota


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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.

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Credit Statement:


Children’s Minnesota designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 11.25 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 11.25 ANCC nursing contact hour. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program offers 11.25 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 11.25 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.

Available Credit

  • 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 11.75 ANCC


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Registration Closes at noon Tuesday, October 5. 

We will be recording the live day of sessions and posting these to the site following the close of the conference. Viewing for all sessions will be available for 90 days post course. 

Children's Minnesota MNA RN's choosing to use contract dollars, please enter the code CONTRACT DOLLARS at checkout. If you do not cancel prior to 24 hours of the start of the course, you will be charged the full price of the conference. 

For any questions regarding the conference or registration, please reach out to lauren.gravelle@childrensmn.org.

Required Hardware/software

A device with internet and speakers.