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LACS - Live Advanced Course in Suturing

January 17-18, 2019

January 17-18, 2019


May 16-17, 2019

May 16-17, 2019


September 12-13, 2019

September 12-13, 2019

What You Will Learn With LACS

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
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

Nashville, TN

LACS – Live Advanced Course in Suturing

Event Type: Workshop

Join Patton Graham, NP-C in Nashville, TN for LACS. 

LACS is the in-person, hands-on version of the popular Online Suture Course and teaches 11 closure techniques each with a hands-on practice session using a human skin analogue (chicken thigh or similar), 3 anesthesia approaches, and covers 33 topics (see details below).  Total session time for this continuing education conference is 12 hours, with 8 session hours on day 1, and 4 session hours on day 2, providing you with either an early departure or some additional free time in Nashville.

Event Type: Workshop

The cost of attendance covers:

  • Accredited CE – 12.0 contact hours including 2.0 pharmacology hours
  • Course supplies (laceration tray, sutures, scalpel, skin stapler, staple remover, skin analogue)
  • Event T-shirt
  • Lifetime digital course access
  • Course workbook (digital)
  • Course PowerPoint (digital)

Course Times


Start Time: 8:00 AM CST
End Time: 5:00 PM CST
Lunch Break: 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST


Start Time: 8:00 AM CST
End Time: 12:00 PM CST


Radisson Hotel

1112 Airport Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

(615) 889-9090

A complimentary shuttle is provided by the hotel 24 hours a day to and from the airport.

Sign up soon for this exciting LIVE hands-on suture training course.  Seating is limited.

This activity provides 12 of the 30 emergency procedures contact hours required by the AAENP under Option 1 for ENP certification.

Aanp Accreditation


This activity is approved for 12.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 2.0 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 18123473. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

FREE CME!Seriously

I'm offering you 1.0 CME for free, no strings attached.  The CME content includes:

  • Learning the horizontal mattress technique
  • Learning the A.C.E. F.A.S.T. Closure method
  • Learning how to manage ear and eye lacerations

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