One-Day Skills & Procedures Workshops

One-Day Skills & Procedures Workshops

One Day Skills & Procedures Workshops

Suturing, Biopsies, and Incision & Drainage Workshop

CME for Nurse Practitioners | Physician Assistants | Physicians | Students

ADVANCED PRACTICE PREP offers CME for all healthcare professionals. Our one-day workshop is designed for NPs, PAs, and MDs/DOs to gain hands-on training in essential clinical skills. Join our workshops and earn continued medical education credits in a supportive and interactive environment.

Find Continuing Medical Education Courses Near You

Join our hands-on workshops designed to provide the essential skills required for clinical excellence. Enhance your knowledge and confidence with our practical training sessions.

  • Expert instructors with years of clinical experience.
  • Earn continuing medical education (CME) credits approved by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants  Approved training.
  • Small group sizes to ensure personalized attention.

Course Overview

This intensive, hands-on workshop will provide you with the skills and confidence to perform essential procedures in clinical practice. These continuing medical education courses are ideal for healthcare professionals who want to enhance their practical skills in a supportive learning environment.

What You Will Learn​


Learn how to choose the correct type of suture and needles, as well as techniques for anesthesia and the evidence-based approaches to the skill on simulated tissue.

Learn five different suture techniques including: simple interrupted; running suture; horizontal mattress; vertical mattress; and corner stitch. Learn and practice local anesthesia techniques and digital blocks. This also includes information on skin adhesives, wound closure tapes, and staples.


Master techniques for skin biopsies, including shave and punch methods, to effectively diagnose and manage dermatological conditions. Learn how to select the appropriate technique based on lesion type, and gain practical experience in biopsy tool handling, site preparation, and specimen labeling.


Gain hands-on experience with cryotherapy to treat various skin conditions and lesions. Learn the principles of cryotherapy, including selecting the appropriate cryogen, applying cryotherapy to common lesions, and understanding patient aftercare and side effect management.


Learn different methods to approach abscesses and perform incision and drainage, including appropriate aftercare techniques. Practice on simulated abscesses to develop skills for safe and effective management, including instrument selection, anesthesia, and sterile field maintenance.


  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP): Approved for 7.5 contact hours of accredited education, including 1.5 hours of pharmacology.
  • American Academy of PAs (AAPA): This activity is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Our workshops are approved by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) for CEU credit and CME for nurse practitioners. Each workshop provides valuable hands-on experience and is taught by experienced professionals.

Upcoming Workshop Locations and Dates

COURTYARD FORT WORTH UNIVERSITY DR- 3150 Riverfront Dr. Fort Worth, TX 76107


9:00 AM-4:30 PM

HAMPTON INN LAS VEGAS STRIP SOUTH- 7850 Giles St., Las Vegas, NV 89123


9:00 AM-4:30 PM

HOLIDAY INN OKLAHOMA CITY AIRPORT- 4501 SW 15th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73128


9:00 am-4:30 pm

Hyatt Place Braintree- 50 Forbes Rd., Braintree, MA 02184


9:00 am-4:30 pm

Holiday Inn Express NW Downtown Portland- 2333 NW. Vaughn St., Portland, OR 97210


9:00 am-4:30 pm

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Indianapolis- 10 East Market Street Indianapolis, IN 46204


9:00 AM-4:30 PM

Enhance Your Clinical Skills Today

Our workshops provide the practical experience and confidence needed to excel in your clinical practice. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting, our courses are designed to fit your needs and schedule.

  • Expert instructors with extensive clinical experience.
  • Earn continuing medical education (CME) credits and stay current with medical advancements.
  • Small class sizes for personalized learning.