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Practice Institute: Advanced Practice Skills Workshop

Attend one or both of the workshops. All supplies provided including synthetic skin. Attend both workshops for 13.25 total ANCC hours or 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.


Workshop 1: Suturing and Biopsy Skills
Date and Time: Monday, August 7, 2017 9 A.M. - 12 P.M.

Program description:

Haven’t used your suturing skills much lately? Would you like more practice with lacerations and advanced wound closure techniques? Join us for this three-hour workshop that is designed for health care providers at all skill levels. You will have an opportunity to learn, refresh and practice your basic suturing, biopsy and incision and drainage skills as well as learning and practicing advanced wound closures with hands-on guidance from experienced health care providers.

Registration will include practice materials for use during the workshop. Participants will complete a didactic module online prior to coming to the in-person session to maximize hands-on practice time. Over the course of this practice time, you will learn to choose your materials, perform digital nerve blocks, simple interrupted suturing, mattress suturing, advanced closures, incision and drainage, and punch biopsy techniques.

ANCC contact hours: 5.5 hours total
(Completion of online module + 3 hours of in-person content)

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits: 5.5 hours total

Workshop 2: Joint and Soft Tissue Injection Skills
Date and Time: Friday, August 11, 2017, 9 A.M. - 12 P.M.

Program description:

Save your patients pain, time, and money by adding joint and soft tissue injection skills to your practice. This workshop will introduce APRNs, MDs and PAs to the basics necessary to safely and effectively relieve pain using joint and soft tissue injections. We will cover appropriate indications for arthritis, bursitis and tendinopathies associated with overuse injuries with an emphasis on common conditions in primary care. Using the latest available joint models, participants will practice their new skills with the assistance of experienced practitioners.
Participants will have an online lecture to watch and online articles to read prior to coming to the lab on August 11th. You will be granted access to the online resources on Friday, August 4th, provided full payment has been received. No refund will be made after close of business Tuesday, August 1st.

ANCC contact hours: 7.75 hours total
(Completion of online module + 3 hours of in-person content)

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits: 7.75

ANCC Accreditation Statement

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 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education (CNE) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

For CME credits

Accreditation Statement

 The School of Medicine of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The School of Medicine of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Suturing and Biopsy Workshop: 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Soft Tissue and Joint Injections Workshop: 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Other health professionals will receive a certificate of attendance from an AMA PRA Category 1™ activity. These certificates are accepted by the NC Boards for physician assistants and respiratory therapists.  Other health care providers may also be able to use these certificates, depending on their particular license requirements.  (License requirements are subject to change. Participants should check with their licensing boards for specific questions.  UNC and its partners are not responsible for changes in license requirements.)

Disclosure statement

This activity has been planned and implemented under the sole supervision of the course director and planning committee, in association with the UNC Office of Continuing Professional Development (UNC CPD).  The course director, planning committee, presenters, and CPD staff have no financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.

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