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ADVANCED, INTENSIVE SUTURE TRAINING COURSE
9.5 CE CREDITS
OSC is one of the most popular suture training courses in the country. OSC is offered online and live (in-person), and is high-yield and up-to-date. It also plays nice with your CE budget. OSC Live is offered multiple times throughout the year, and OSC Core is offered 24/7/365. Accreditation is through AANP, program ID 18033095.
Designed for NPs, PAs, and Primary Care Physicians. OSC is an advanced, intensive suture training course and wound repair training course created and presented by an Emergency Department NP delivering the core wound repair knowledge base.
Much more than just techniques. Participants will learn practice pearls from an experienced ED provider – a culmination of years of experience.
Frequently Asked Questions (answers, really)
Access to OSC never expires once you register for a course
OSC is 100% online access, 24/7/365
Course content is accessible for life, even after you earn CE credit
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April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020
Nurse Practitioners and Nurses: Both the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accept AAPA Category 1 credit.
March 31, 2018 – March 31, 2019
9.5 including 1.0 pharmacology hours
All OSC course versions include:
- Hours of didactic and instructional digital video and audio content
- 50 page e-workbook
- 10 interactive case studies
- 11 hands-on practice modules
- Access to the course director via email to ask any and all questions
Here’s a sample lecture on eyelid and ear lacerations:
Here’s a sample lecture on the interrupted cruciate technique:
Here’s a sample lecture on proper knot tying:
I’m an ED doc for 21 years now. I did not expect this course to teach me anything. I was wrong. Maybe that says something about me … maybe it says something about the course. I recommend it.
– J. D. C.
Really great course.
– Wes Smith, FNP-BC
Patton’s teaching style is alert, positive, and to the point. I’m looking forward to the other courses he comes up with.
– Nora Vince, NP-C
School rotations included some surgical technique and I remembered some of it. What I learned from this course has improved my practice, and I’m grateful.
– John Birch, PA-C
Finally, a suture course worth the effort, money, time, all of it. I will be reviewing my notes from this course daily, as I practice in an emergency department and close a lot of lacerations.
– Bill Crandall, FNP
I flew through the course. Loved it.
– Bethany H.
We will recommend this course to our next round of students. Totally gets it right. Well put together and the value was completely there. Evidence based practice through-and-through.
– Carson Smith-Weathers, ENP, MHA
Everything I never knew I needed to know. Wow!
– Melanie Thomas, NP
Learn multiple techniques for simple and complex closures
- Skin Adhesive
- Simple Interrupted
- Simple Continuous
- Horizontal Mattress
- Vertical Mattress
- Interrupted Cruciate
- Corner Stitch
- Running Locking
- Dog Ear Deformity Correction
- Multi-layer Closure
Full Discussion of Medicolegal Implications and Pitfalls
- Defensive charting tips
- What to verbalize to your patients (or their parents)
- Essential discharge instructions
- Avoiding common pitfalls that could result in lawsuit
- Discussion of the most important way to avoid being sued
An Entire Module on Pediatric Lacerations
- Dealing with kids and their parents
- Building rapport with your pediatric patient
- Pediatric analgesia tips
- Pediatric moderate sedation procedures
- Pediatric case studies
Extensive Anesthesia and Pharmacology Discussion
- Local infiltration
- Digital blocks
- Field blocks
- Moderate sedation with ketamine and midazolam
- Amide family (the “caines”) anesthetics
Four Course Options
OSC CORE | 9.5 CE
The original suture training course, accessible completely online, and accredited for 9.5 CE credits including 1.0 pharmacology credit. Course progress is managed through the online learning management system incorporated into our website. The course includes all core curriculum (listed above) and 11 hands-on practice modules that can be completed using your own supplies, or supplies purchased from the OSC store. These modules support the core course content, and are designed to help you physically master each closure technique. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a CE certificate indicating their earned credits.
OSC NOMAD | 9.5 CE
The original suture training course accredited for 9.5 CE credits including 1.0 pharmacology credit, accessible via USB course drive and online. Take it anywhere! As always, the course includes 11 hands-on practice modules that can be completed using your own supplies, or supplies purchased from the OSC store. These modules support the core course content, and are designed to help you physically master each closure technique. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a CE certificate indicating their earned credits.
OSC CORE DELUXE | 9.5 CE
Includes the original OSC Core online access PLUS a deluxe practice suture kit to maximize your learning with the 11 hands-on practice modules.
OSC NOMAD DELUXE | 9.5 CE
OSC NOMAD can be turned into a deluxe, all-in-one suture training course when you purchase OSC NOMAD Deluxe, which includes everything you’ll need to physically practice your new suture skills.
OSC Expert Faculty
Patton D. 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 practices in both emergency departments and acute care clinics. Patton has taught at the collegiate level and has also taught suture training courses, wound repair, and procedural processes in a variety of clinical settings.
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- Accredited CE – 12.0 contact hours including 2.0 pharmacology hours*
- Course supplies (I&D Kit, abscess practice analogue with FAKE PUS)
- Access to on-site ultrasound machine for hands-on training
- Event T-shirt
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