Sutures - page 2
Is learning how to suture a basic part on an RN's training? Or, is it a part of C.E.? Is you used only in the E.D.? Or, other departments also?... Read More
Aug 10, '04Occupation: PMHNP From: US ; Joined: Dec '03; Posts: 2,918; Likes: 1,546Quote from Salus69The one at the University of South Alabama website shows some FNPs in a suturing class.I was looking at few NP programs online but none seemed to mention suturing. Might it be listed under something else besides suturing i.e. advanced nursing care?
Aug 12, '04Joined: Mar '04; Posts: 112I was finally able to get the answer. There is not a specific course for suturing for a NP but it is covered is the " health assessement" courses.
Aug 12, '04Occupation: RN Joined: Jul '03; Posts: 152; Likes: 10I work in a busy county jail.we have an old retired md that comes in 2 days a week for clinic and we rely on our np to come in for sutures,relocations,i&d's for staph cases,etc.most of her business with us is for sutures.
Aug 12, '04Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: 22 year(s) of experience in renal, haemo and peritoneal,medical,aged ; Joined: Oct '03; Posts: 666; Likes: 27Remote nurses in Oz suture all the time. No formal training, you learn on the job. Most people start with drunk heads but over time you can do some good work. Ultimately if you do your best you can achieve equivelant results to what a doctor (who has had training) can.
Aug 12, '04Occupation: nurse practitioner-Adult Health Specialty: 24 year(s) of experience ; Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 199; Likes: 16Quote from AgnusAdvanced Practice Registered Nurses (Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwife) can and do suture.NO.
Nor is it a CE.
It is outside our scope of practice.
The military is the only place I now of in the USA where nurses suture.
It is possible (I do not know) that some specially trained OR nurses might suture.