Minor Suturing



To develop knowledge and skills relating to the minor suturing of wounds

Learning Outcomes

  • Define the purpose of sutures
  • Describe how to assess a patient and wound before considering the use of sutures
  • Discuss pertinent aspects of accountability and responsibility in relation to suturing and expanding the scope of nursing practice
  • Discuss the appropriate use of a range of suturing materials and equipment
  • Outline the characteristics of wounds which should NOT be sutured
  • Discuss infection control consideration
  • Summarise the information and advice given to patients before discharge
  • Explore policies in relation to suturing by nurses


Nurses on all parts of the Professional Register - not suitable for childrens nurses


Combination of theory and practical workshop

Please note that supervised practice is required following the course



Please note you will be informed in advance if there is a direct cost to you or your organisation for your attendance at this programme.

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