Two-Day Skills Plus Workshops

Two-Day Skills Plus Workshops

Two Day Skills Plus Workshops

Hands-On Training for Essential Clinical Skills

CME for Nurse Practitioners | Physician Assistants | Physicians | Students

ADVANCED PRACTICE PREP offers an enhanced two-day workshop designed for NPs, PAs, and MDs/DOs to gain comprehensive hands-on training in essential clinical skills. This intensive course covers additional procedures beyond our one-day workshop, ensuring that healthcare providers are well-prepared to handle a variety of clinical scenarios. Earn CME for nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers 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 courses credits approved by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants  Approved training.
  • Small group sizes to ensure personalized attention.

Two-Day CME Course Overview

This intensive, hands-on workshop will provide you with the skills and confidence to perform essential procedures in clinical practice. This course is ideal for healthcare professionals who want to enhance their practical skills in a supportive learning environment. CME for nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers is available.

What You Will Learn​

SUTURING:

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.

CRYOTHERAPY:

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.

SHAVE AND PUNCH BIOPSIES:

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.

INCISION AND DRAINAGE:

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.

Skills Plus Specialized Workshops

SPLINTING AND CASTING:

Learn the essential mechanics of splinting injuries, including indications for when a cast is necessary. Gain hands-on experience by practicing the application and removal of fiberglass casts on a partner.

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TRIGGER POINT INJECTIONS:

Understand the physiology and causes of trigger point pain. Develop skills to identify and accurately locate trigger points. Practice performing trigger point injections on a model to enhance your technique.

JOINT INJECTIONS:

Review the key aspects of joint injections, including the underlying physiology and pharmacology. Learn to identify pertinent anatomical landmarks and practice joint injection techniques on a model for real-world application.

PLANTAR FASCIA INJECTIONS:

Study the pathophysiology and diagnostic criteria of plantar fasciitis. Discuss various conservative treatment methods and the pharmacology involved. Practice performing plantar fascia injections on a model to ensure accuracy and effectiveness.

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TRIGGER FINGER INJECTIONS:

Explore conditions such as trigger finger/thumb, DeQuervain's tenosynovitis, and Dupuytren's contracture. Practice the techniques for injecting these conditions on a model, ensuring you can perform them confidently in clinical settings.

TOENAIL REMOVAL:

Learn the clinical indications for toenail removal and the instruments required for the procedure. Practice the proper techniques for toenail removal on a model, focusing on precision and patient comfort.

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DIGITAL BLOCK:

Master the techniques for performing digital blocks, understanding their indications, contraindications, and potential complications. Gain practical experience by practicing these techniques on a model.

Accreditation

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP): Approved for 14.5 contact hours of accredited education, including 3.80 hours of pharmacology.
  • American Academy of PAs (AAPA): This activity is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. It is designated for 15 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Approval is valid from 4/12/2024 to 4/11/2025. AAPA reference number: CME-2011179.

Our workshops are approved by the American Association 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

07/18/24
07/19/24

9:00 AM-4:30 PM

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

07/26/24
07/27/24

9:00 AM-4:30 PM

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

07/26/24
07/27/24

9:00 am-4:30 pm

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

08/02/24
08/03/24

9:00 am-4:30 pm

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

08/06/24
08/07/24

9:00 am-4:30 pm

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

08/09/24
08/10/24

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.

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