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Principals/Techniques of Basic Wound Closure Workshop-AASPA 2022 Annual CME Meeting Workshop
Friday, October 14, 2022, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT
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AASPA 2022 Annual CME Meeting Workshop

Principals/Techniques of Basic Wound Closure

Friday, October 14th, 2–4:00pm CT

Cost: $250
Space Available: 20 Attendees

Register for the Workshop and Annual Meeting

Course Description

This workshop will include a didactic portion and a hands-on portion.

Didactic Goals: At the conclusion of this session, the participants will be able to:

• Define the critical wound healing period. Identify which wounds require primary, secondary, and tertiary intention

• Match tissue types to appropriate suture characteristics. Identify sutures by filament type and absorbability. Discuss which sutures require a drain.

• List the systemic, localized and surgical/mechanical factors that can affect wound healing; and assess a wound for optimal suture selection. Will be familiar with suture classification, and suture selection.

Hands-On Goals:  Will gain practice and experience with one hand ties, two hand ties and instrument ties. Will gain confidence holding equipment properly and naming instruments. Will learn basic skills to close wounds effectively.

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 2 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid from 10/14/2022 to 10/14/2023 . PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 


Jerry Simons, PA-C
Gerald Simons (Jerry) has been involved in AASPA since he was in PA school.  He was involved in the negotiations with the American College of Surgeons allowing PAs to become affiliate members as well as take ATLS and receive a certificate of completion (in the past, PAs took ATLS and were given a letter of attendance).  He developed the very successful Pre-PA program and spearheaded the development of AASPAs winter conferences in January, which focused on POCUS training.  He currently and Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University and teaches the AASPA fall suturing courses. After decades of in-hospital surgical PA practice, he has transitioned to private practice where he maintains an interest in the gut microbiome, hyperbaric medicine, and challenging wound care cases.