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WhiteCoat Education Group

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We provide high-yield, up-to-date continuing medical education for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Associates / Assistants in the areas of emergency medicine, acute care, and dermatology.

Our first and flagship course, the Online Suture Course, launched in 2017 and has remained part of the core curriculum for many graduate schools and offers more overall value and information than any other learn-to-suture course on the market.

Our second course, The Skin Course, is a dermatology course like no other.  81 topics including burns, cancer, acne, etc. as well as incision and drainage training, a down-and-dirty for ultrasound evaluation of soft tissue presentations, and skin biopsy training.

We teach both of these courses in a LIVE format call Live Advanced Course in Suturing (LACS) plus Essential Dermatology and we have one of these courses coming up soon!

Our third course to date, Joints Points and Blocks, brings bedside intervention to the next level and teaches injections of 10 joints, 13 nerve blocks (including dental blocks), trigger point injections, and dry needling.

Patton Graham, NP-C, EMT

Patton is a family and emergency nurse practitioner.  He is a member of the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  He earned his B.S. (sociology) in 2005 from the University of North Alabama, his A.S. (nursing) in 2012 from Columbia State Community College, and his M.S. (nursing) in 2015 from Tennessee State University.  He completed his emergency nurse residency in 2012 at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, TN.  Patton has developed interactive, high-yield, skill-enhancing courses for over a decade.  And, he’s got a great beard.

You can Also…

Learn One-on-One with Patton

You can schedule a 30-minute or 1-hour Zoom session with course creator, Patton Graham.  Ask any questions. Get advice on your technique. Hone your technique. Discuss clinical case scenarios.

Buy Supplies

Sutures, Kits, Practice Pads, Staplers…
Anything you need to practice your art and hone your craft.

Claim CE Credit

You’ve purchased and completed one of our NOMAD courses.  Cool.  But you want your CE/CME credit.  Click here to get that done.

Online Courses

Learn more about each of our courses – it’s not just suturing!

The Online Suture Course

NEWLY Expanded and Revised Starting at $229

OSC (15.0 Contact Hours, 2.0 Pharmacology Hours) is the backbone of our course catalog.  It is entirely in an online, asynchronous format.  OSC offers 15.0 total AAPA and ANCC contact hours, including 2.0 ANCC pharmacology hours.  ANCC contact hours are accepted by the AANP.  With OSC, course participants receive training in 11 closure methods through 34 modules and 10 case studies, covering 3 anesthesia methods as well as the A.C.E. F.A.S.T. Closure Method™.  All course versions include downloadable MP3 and MP4 course audio and video, as well as a digital course workbook.

Suturing Essentials

NEW Starting at $79

The essential suturing course for new grads and pre-grads! 2.0 AAPA and ANCC CME/CE Accredited Contact Hours.

  • 5 closure techniques
  • Local infiltration anesthesia delivery
  • Proper knot tying
  • Left-handed suturing
  • The A.C.E. F.A.S.T. Closure Method®
  • When and when NOT to close
  • Current tetanus guidelines
  • Suture line and needle selection
  • Proper wound examination
  • Proper wound cleansing
  • Foreign body removal considerations
  • Antibiotic appropriateness
  • When to seek surgical consultation

The Skin Course

NEWLY Expanded and Revised Starting at $259

The Skin Course (15.0 Contact Hours, 10.0 Pharmacology Hours) is a complete, high-yield dermatology course for Registered Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. You will exit the course with enhanced understanding of the variety of skin disorders that often present in clinics and emergency departments; a firm foundation for diagnosing these conditions; a clear path to treating these conditions; understanding of when referral or consultation should be made; and familiarity with treatment measures including ultrasound assessment, anesthesia delivery, and procedural intervention. The Skin Course is proudly partnering with Pathology Student to bring more than just a basic understanding of dermatopathology to nurse practitioners and physician assistants.  With The Skin Course and Pathology Student, course participants will gain access to a select and cultivated resource for clinical decision making written by Kristine Krafts, M.D., a board certified pathologist who also has completed fellowships in hematopathology and molecular pathology.  Kristine is the real deal and she has brought her universe of knowledge to bear for The Skin Course students, along with Patton Graham, N.P., author and presenter of The Skin Course.

Live Events

We offer live, in-person events throughout the year.  Check out our dates!

February 23-24, 2023 | Franklin, TN

46.0 CME/CE
17.0 Pharmacology
Intense High-yield

The Online Suture Course + The Skin Course + Joints, Points, and Blocks

This 2-day event offers a whopping 46 (yup, forty-six) contact hours (CME / CE) including 17 (yes, seventeen) pharmacology hours for Nurse Practitioners.  Course participants for our 2023 SKILLATHON will learn the following:

11 Closure Techniques

You will learn the proper way to perform the following closure techniques:

Skin Adhesive
Skin Stapling
Simple Interrupted
Simple Continuous
Horizontal Mattress
Vertical Mattress
Interrupted Cruciate
Corner Stitch
Running Locking
Dog Ear Deformity Correction
Multi-Layer Closure

10 Joint Injections

Joints, Bursa, Periarticular

  • Glenohumeral
  • Knee
  • Temperomandibular
  • Subacromial
  • Olecranon
  • Trochanteric
  • Prepatellar
  • Medial Epicondyle
  • Lateral Epicondyle
  • Trigger Finger

13 Nerve Blocks

  • HEAD – Supraorbital
  • HEAD – Infraorbital
  • HEAD – Greater Occipital
  • DENTAL – Anterior Superior Alveolar
  • DENTAL – Middle Superior Alveolar
  • DENTAL – Posterior Superior Alveolar
  • DENTAL – Nasopalatine
  • DENTAL – Greater Palatine
  • DENTAL – Inferior Alveolar
  • DENTAL – Incisive
  • ORTHOPEDIC – Hematoma
  • ORTHOPEDIC – Digital


  • Incision and drainage training
  • Biopsy training
    • Punch
    • Skin tag and mole removal
    • Basic pathology
  • Anesthesia methods
    • Local infiltration
    • Digital block
    • Field block
  • Trigger point injections
  • Dry needling

And these topics…

Spider bite, or something else?, Ultrasound assessment of abscesses, Antibiotic stewardship, Sepsis, Dermatology in history, Burns, Ganglion cyst, Sebaceous cyst, Baker’s cyst, Pilar cyst, Measles, Scarlet Fever, Rubella, Filatow-Dukes, Erythema Infectiosum, Roseola Infantum, Shingles, Chicken Pox, Molloscum Contagiosum, Hand-Foot-Mouth, Impetigo, Felon, Paronychia, General Cutaneous Abscesses, Herpetic Whitlow, Folliculitis, Axillary (hidradenitis), Pilonidal abscess versus cyst, Acne, Rosacea, Peritonsillar abscess, Neck abscess, Sialadenitis, Bartholin cyst versus abscess, Paraspinal abscess, Dental abscess, Breast abscess, Parotitis, Allergies, Easiest Rash Algorithm Ever, Scarlet Fever, Reyes, Kawasaki, Eczema, Dishidrosis, Discoid, Food allergy related, Psoriasis, Plaque, Nail, Inverse, Psoriatic arthritis, Pytiriasis Rosea, The Tineas, Corporis, Versicolor, Pedis, Cruris, Unguium, Intertrigo, Lymphangitis, Erysipelas, Rhus dermatitis (poison ivy), Seborrheic dermatitis, Alopecia, Actinic keratosis, Skin Cancers, Basal cell carcinoma, Squamous cell carcinoma, Malignant melanoma, Nevus sebacceous, Lice, Scabies, Vitiligo, Warts, When and When Not to Close, The A.C.E. F.A.S.T. Closure® Method, Proper Anesthesia Delivery, Proper Wound Cleansing, Proper Wound Examination, Foreign Body Removal, Antibiotic Appropriateness, When to Seek Surgical Consultation, Current Tetanus Guidelines, Closure Basics Including Line and Needle Selection, Proper Knot Tying, Left-handed suturing, Repair of Torso Lacerations, Repair of Extremity Lacerations, Repair of Head and Neck Lacerations, Repair of Scalp Lacerations, Repair of Eyelid Lacerations, Repair of Ear Lacerations, Repair of Lip Lacerations, Repair of Nailbed Lacerations, Repair of Flap Lacerations, Repair of Buccal Lacerations, Repair of Tongue Lacerations, Repair of Joint Capsule Lacerations, Nail Trephination, Dog Ear Deformity Correction, Undermining, Multi-layer Suturing, SPECIAL TOPIC: Treatment of Animal Bites, SPECIAL TOPIC: Treatment of Open Fractures, SPECIAL TOPIC: Pediatric Lacerations, SPECIAL TOPIC: Lacerations in the Anticoagulated Patient, SPECIAL TOPIC: Managing Poorly Healing Lacerations, SPECIAL TOPIC: C-spine Management and Imaging Related to Traumatic Head and Neck Lacerations, BONUS: Appropriate Follow-up Care, BONUS: Medicolegal Tips and Nuggets

Yeah…. it’s a ton.  But, we’ll cram it all in and you’ll be able to review this awesome content including videos, audio, and didactic, WITH NO EXPIRATION DATE.

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