Nursing Care for Lacerations
About Your Lecture Instructor
Dr. Patrick O'Malley is a board-certified emergency physician with 15+ years experience of managing lacerations. He has lectured at the Urgent Care Association National Conference, developed a wound irrigation device, and has done consulting work for medical device companies. He is passionate about helping other clinicians gain confidence in laceration management.
Laceration management and suturing are an essential skill for all clinicians working in the acute setting, whether it is in the emergency department, urgent care, or primary care clinic setting.
Managing lacerations is 90% knowledge and preparation, 10% suturing skill. The Laceration Course is a seven lecture series covers the basics such as anatomy, physiology, pharmacology. Nerve blocks, animal bites, aftercare, documentation, billing and coding are discussed.
Basic and advanced suturing technique videos from a world renowned plastic surgeon are included. Participants will have the tools needed to become confident in managing lacerations and other common soft tissue injuries.