Hands on at Home: Dermatology Suture Techniques
This skills-based course combines online video instruction with hands-on practice to make learning seamless! Discover the ins and outs of excision techniques, top suturing, deep dermal suturing, and tissue cones, then practice with the provided skin pad and suture kit.
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Expires on Jan 29, 2027
Credit Offered
1 CME Credit

This product consists of online video instruction and a physical suture kit. Immediately after purchase, you’ll receive access to the online course in the Digital Catalog. Instructions on how to access will be sent to the email address on file. You will get an email notification once your kit has shipped.

In the meantime, you are encouraged to begin the online course so you’re ready to practice once your kit arrives.

Your Hands-on at Home Suture Kit includes:

  • Skin Pad
  • Skin Pad Jig
  • Basic Knot Tying Kit
  • Pack of 10 Sutures (non-sterile)
  • Scalpel
  • Dissecting Forceps
  • Scissors
  • Needle Holder

For the most effective hands-on practice, you may wish to utilize your personal instruments or those from your practice or residency program.

They say practice makes perfect, right? Follow along as our experts guide you through video instruction on different suture techniques. They’ll discuss ways to optimize tissue eversion and present varied suturing techniques with forceps and skin hooks. They'll also cover potential pitfalls to avoid in order to achieve a desired outcome.

Then it’s your turn! You’ll receive a Suture Kit with skin pad to practice on and a checklist to self-asses your work. Each stitch will get you closer to improving healing and recovery times for your patients while helping reduce risk of infection and scarring.

Course covers:

  • Excision Techniques – including elliptical incision, undermining, and eversion
  • Top Suturing
  • Tissue Cones – including alternative M-plasty and flap repair
  • Deep Dermal Suturing – including simple buried dermal stitching, buried vertical mattress stitching and SICM

This activity was developed by the following Faculty:

  • Christopher J. Miller, MD, FAAD
  • Cerrene Giordano, MD, FAAD
  • Nicholas J. Golda, MD, FAAD
  • Harold William Higgins II, MD, FAAD
  • Molly Conlon Powers, MD, FAAD
  • Ashley Wysong, MD, MS, FAAD

This activity is designated for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. CME can only be claimed by purchasers.

Target Audience:
The target audience is dermatologists and dermatology residents.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the benefits of each suture technique.
  • Identify the appropriate suture technique for the type of wound closure.
  • Practice the suture techniques in a simulated environment and self-assess the application of the suture.

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