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EB Medicine has joined forces with Dr. Patrick O'Malley to create The Laceration Course to offer high-impact training guaranteed to build skills and boost clinical confidence.

Maybe you have switched jobs and need a refresher on laceration management. Or you’ve been suturing for years but want to learn the latest evidence and best practices. Or you may manage an emergency department or urgent care facility and want to ensure your clinicians are competent with this vital skill set.

This 13-module online video course covers the anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and mechanics of lacerations — from simple to complex wound repairs — with step-by-step guidance, demos, and practical tips to make the lessons stick.

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It presents current best practices, all backed by evidence, many of which may challenge and change the way you do things from now on.

The Laceration Course was developed by Dr. Patrick O’Malley, a board-certified emergency physician with more than 15 years of experience. He has worked in a number of community emergency departments and urgent cares of varying sizes and acuity levels.

Set yourself up for success by making The Laceration Course part of your continuing medical education.

Included in This Course:

  • 13 modules with more than 10-hours of the must-have information needed to confidently manage lacerations
  • Lectures on billing and coding and the medicolegal aspects of acute wound care
  • 12 case presentations
  • A practice suture kit with silicone pad (pictured left), instruments, and suture material

Features and Benefits

Builds clinician confidence in managing lacerations in an urgent care setting

  • Covering all aspects of suturing and wound management
  • Presenting comprehensive techniques and strategies, as well as providing alternatives to traditional sutures
  • Incorporating cases and images of complex lacerations/laceration management
  • Providing an in-depth analysis of closure techniques and materials
  • Detailing the necessary history/mechanism of action information that should be obtained
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Improves efficiency in managing lacerations

  • Teaching a variety of wound closure techniques
  • Providing information on alternative closure methods
  • Applying the skills you've learned with the suture kit so you can get hands-on practice
Parallel Laceration Repair

Improves documentation and billing/coding

  • Providing a detailed in-depth review of the required wound characteristics/procedure steps
  • Providing examples of documentation/notes


  • Accreditation: EB Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • AOA Accreditation: The Laceration Course is eligible for 10 Category 2-B credit hours per issue by the American Osteopathic Association.

Additional Information:

  • There are packages for individual course licenses; residency programs; and urgent care groups, emergency departments, and schools.
  • Group discounts are available!

Product Details

Publication Date: May 1, 2022

CME Expiration Date: May 1, 2025

Faculty Disclosure: It is the policy of EB Medicine to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. All planners, authors, and reviewers completed a full disclosure statement. EB Medicine has assessed all relationships with ineligible companies disclosed by all individuals who were in a position to control the content of the CME activity. All identified relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated. The information received is as follows: the instructor, Dr. Bill Sullivan; and reviewer, Dr. Jonah Gunalda; report no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies. The course director and instructor, Dr. Patrick OMalley; receives patent royalty payments and honoraria for papers, lectures and teaching from Medline Industries and patent referral royalty payments from Rescue Essentials. These relevant financial relationships have been mitigated through peer review of planning decisions, peer review of content, and attestation.

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