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AANP Accredited CMECME for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

All NPs and PAs are required to complete a minimum amount of continuing medical education (CME) credits during each licensing cycle.  Each certifying board has it’s own requirements, and this can make things a little confusing.

American Academy of Physician Assistants CME

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

The AAPA requires that physician assistants earn at least 100 CME credits every two years, including at least 50 category 1 credits.  The AAPA classifies credit types into two categories.
Category 1 includes essentially any CME activity that has either been approved by the AAPA as category 1, or has received its accreditation from the American Osteopathic Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, The Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Physician Assistant Certification Council of Canada, and the European Union of Medical Specialists / European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

Category 2, on the other hand, is any activity related to medicine, patient care, or other professional issues.  This includes reading medical journals or texts, attending meetings provided by pharmaceutical companies that are promotional, and clinical research on the internet.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

The AANP requires that nurse practitioners earn at least 100 CME credits every five years, 25 of which must be in the area of pharmacology.  The AANP does allow up to 25 of the non-pharmacology hours to be claimed for precepting students.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

American Nurses Credentialing Center

The ANCC requires that nurse practitioners earn at least 75 CME credits, 25 of which must be in the area of pharmacology.  The ANCC also has developed seven categories, other than CME, that nurse practitioners may choose from in order to meet certification renewal requirements.  See the above link for more details on this.

What You Will Learn With OSC

  • 11 Closure Methods
  • 10 Exciting Case Studies
  • 11 Hands-on Practice Modules
  • Closure Basics Including Line and Needle Selection
  • When and When Not to Close
  • The A.C.E. F.A.S.T. Closure® Method
  • Anesthesia Including Local Infiltration, Field Blocks, and Digital Blocks
  • Proper Wound Cleansing
  • Proper Wound Examination
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Antibiotic Appropriateness
  • When to Seek Surgical Consultation
  • Current Tetanus Guidelines
  • Proper Knot Tying
  • Multi-layer Suturing
  • Repair of Torso Lacerations
  • Repair of Extremity Lacerations
  • Repair of Head and Neck Lacerations
  • C-spine Management and Imaging Related to Traumatic Head and Neck Lacerations
  • Dog Ear Deformity Correction
  • Undermining
  • SPECIAL TOPIC: Pediatric Lacerations
  • Repair of Scalp Lacerations
  • Repair of Eyelid Lacerations
  • Repair of Ear Lacerations
  • Repair of Lip Lacerations
  • Treatment of Open Fractures
  • Repair of Nailbed Lacerations
  • Repair of Flap Lacerations
  • Repair of Buccal Lacerations
  • Repair of Tongue Lacerations
  • Repair of Joint Capsule Lacerations
  • Treatment of Animal Bites
  • SPECIAL TOPIC: Lacerations in the Anticoagulated Patient
  • SPECIAL TOPIC: Managing Poorly Healing Lacerations
  • Appropriate Follow-up Care
  • Medicolegal Tips and Nuggets

best np pa cmeWhere Can Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants Find the Best CME

The Online Suture Course is, as this wholly biased statement proves, the best place to start (or continue) your accrual of quality CME credits.

The Online Suture Course offers 15.0 CME accredited by the AAPA.

With all sincerity, we fully believe that our suture training course will knock your socks off and, both figuratively and literally, help you put the pieces together when it comes to laceration closure and comprehensive care of the wounded patient.

There is no other course like ours available.


1080pWhere else can you learn through ultra-sharp 1080p crystal clear video that takes you right to the heart of the laceration and shows you step-by-step when and how to close?


cme case studiesWhere else can you engage in 10 exciting real-to-life case studies (with some added humor) aimed at driving home approach considerations, treatment techniques, and medicolegal nuggets?


hands on cmeWhere else can you dive into 11 hands-on practice modules that allow you to hone your new skills to a fine edge?


wound closure cmeWhere else are you going to be taught 11 closure techniques by an experienced emergency and acute care provider?


ONLY at The Online Suture Course.


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