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Suture Skills for the Primary Care Provider

Total Credits: 1 including 1 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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VOMA - Virginia
Michael Breiner, MD
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Hone your suturing skills with this hands-on suture workshop featuring plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Breiner. While not required, if you would like to participate and practice skills, here is a link to the materials being used:

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare and contract different suturing techniques
  • List and be able to perform the following suturing techniques:
    1. Simple interrupted
    2. Simple running suture
    3. Running locking suture
    4. Horizontal mattress suture
    5. Suture running horizontal
    6. Vertical mattress suture
    7. Deep dermal suture
    8. Running subcuticular suture
  • Recognize the proper placement of sutures



Michael Breiner, MD's Profile

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Dr. Breiner currently serves as Chair of Surgery and Associate Professor of Surgery and Anatomy at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1985. He completed four years of general surgery at the University of South Florida.  Dr. Breiner completed a Microvascular Fellowship as well as a Plastic Surgery Residency at Baylor College of Medicine. After finishing his Plastic Surgery Residency, Dr. Breiner did additional fellowships in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery in Louisville, Mount Sinai in Miami, and Harvard University. Dr. Breiner was full time faculty at Baylor College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery in the division of Plastic Surgery. The Chair of Dr. Breiner’s department was Dr. Michael DeBakey. Dr. Breiner was board certified in plastic surgery in 1995. In 1996 Dr. Breiner moved back to his home state of Virginia and started a solo practice in Roanoke Virginia. Dr. Breiner retired from his active clinical practice in 2014 and now has dedicated the remainder of his career in teaching young, bright minds at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia Campus. 

Disclosure: Dr. Breiner is the author of the book, “Management of Facial Lacerations”.

Accreditation Information

The Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association (VOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. VOMA designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1A CME credits and will report CME credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation.

​Grievances regarding program administration and reporting of AOA CME credits will be handled on an individual basis Initially, all grievances should be directed to VOMA Executive Director. Participants with grievances that cannot be resolved will be sent to the AOA Council on CME , 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.



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