The Suturing workshop will include didactic as well as hands-on instruction from expert providers in dermatologic surgery. Suturing equipment will be made available and participants will have the opportunity to practice techniques including punch biopsy, simple repairs, intermediate closures, and subcuticular types of closures. Suturing materials will be discussed. Instructors will be available to give demonstration and immediate feedback for participants.
Discuss skin biopsy.
Discuss basic excisional surgery.
Discuss suturing materials for biopsies and wound closure.
Discuss cosmetic considerations of biopsy and excisional surgery.
Review post-operative wound care, bandaging and surgical complications.
Dermatology Physician Assistant,
Oregon Health and Science University