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Suture Training for Nurses

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My manager has asked me to seek out a suturing course for RNs. Is anyone here familiar with a good course? Location does not matter, as long as it is in the US. Thanks in advance.

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Reach out to your suture reps- it is possible the company can set something up. Ethicon has done so for our OR staff to learn to close.

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Problem is, we are actually an Occupational Health Clinic, so we don't really have a suture rep. Really looking for a workshop or training, but I appreciate your suggestion. I figured if anyone knows about this topic, it is likely rural ER nurses.

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The first thing to look at is if you can be reimbursed for it. In the acute care setting, if nurses suture, there is no reimbursement.

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I learned to suture at home on pigs feet with you tube videos. But I don't do it for work just thought it would be a fun thing to learn since we back-pack and camp a lot.

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Haha I like where your head is at. We are an on-site clinic, so there is no reimbursement, but rather cost savings. If anyone has an answer for me, I am still watching the thread.

Thanks

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