Minor Skin Surgery course module by DNEAMinor Skin Surgery

 

Presenters

Jan Riley RN, MNurs(NP) Advanced Practice Dermatology Nurse

Helen Rothenbuhler RN, MNurs (Hons), BNurs, BACounselling, Advanced Practice Dermatology Nurse

This is a 2 day course for RN’s and Medication endorsed EN’s wishing to establish BASIC skin surgical skills. Background theory and some assisted practice to surgical skills will be provided.

Required:

  • At completion of the course nurses will require further training and support from an experienced clinician to achieve competency under supervision in their own clinical area
  • Nurses should have access to a suitably experienced mentor willing assist and supervise their transition to competency
  • There will be pre-reading circulated post registration, necessary to support the information provided during the module

Course Content:

  • Professional and lawful practice; role development, supporting documentation, evidence of education
  • Patient assessment
  • Surgical anatomy
  • Instruments and sutures; safe handling and appropriate choices
  • LA; pharmacology & safe and effective infiltration
  • Simple Suturing technique; Knot tying
  • Lesion biopsy and tissue handling

A certificate of attendance (NOT attainment) will be provided enabling contact hours to be added to your portfolio.

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