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Feb 23-24, 2019 Comprehensive Suture Training Workshop, Hoffman Estates, IL

Our elite course, designed to prepare any practitioner for both in-patient and out-patient suturing! Open to any interested learner!

Held at Marriott Chicago Northwest at 4800 Hoffman Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL on February 23-24, 2019.


This 16 hour approved continuing education course is the perfect way for any nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistant or physician looking to learn all the skills necessary to suture in an INPATIENT setting AND OUTPATIENT setting.

Content covered includes:

Hand tying and Instrument tying techniques, all common interrupted and running suturing techniques, and Specialty Applications for procedural tying such as invasive line and tube securement, field blocks, punch biopsies, elliptical excisions, and some plastic surgery techniques.

Come elevate your skills to the next level!

Course includes 16 approved contact hours as well as catered lunch and a suturing trainer for home use!

For any questions about the continuing education credits or travel arrangements, contact John Russell at 309-370-7582 or use the contact us link above!

Full listing of content included:

  • Two and one-handed knot tying techniques and applications.
  • Suturing instrumentation and tying with instruments.
  • Observing how your instrumentation can work with you.
  • Understanding and performing subcuticular skin closure with confidence
  • Suture types and the needles that accompany them.
  • Needle driving, suturing, and knot tying selection relevant to tissue layers and proper wound closure.
  • Guaranteed surgical knot tightening strategies and specialty knot tying techniques.
  • Common interrupted sutures with and without buried knots
    • Simple interrupted
    • Horizontal mattress
    • Vertical mattress
    • Figure of eight
  • Common running sutures with and without buried knots
    • Simple running suture line
    • Running horizontal mattress suture line
    • Running vertical mattress suture line
    • Running locking suture line
    • Modified versions of running suture lines
    • Running subcuticular
  • Specialty suturing
  • Drain insertion and securing
  • Fine suture management
  • Matching tissues of different thickness
  • Biopsy closure for punch and elliptical incisions
  • Incision and drainage techniques
  • Skin stapling and removal techniques
  • and MORE!

Room rate of $89 using the Marriott hotel blocked rooms.


Your Instructor


Dr. John Russell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CCRN, RNFA
Dr. John Russell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CCRN, RNFA

Dr. John Russell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CCRN, RNFA is the owner and founder of Skills On Point®, LLC as well as a nurse practitioner/first assistant in cardiothoracic surgery at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford, IL. As well as an instructor for the National Institute of First Assisting, INC (NIFA®), John teaches nurse practitioner students for Olivet Nazarene University for the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies. He loves simplifying complicated concepts into digestible portions and loves to use ridiculous analogies to make the most complicated concepts come to life for the learner.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts on Oct 5, 2019 at 0800. You have access online to the course before and after that time.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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