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Continuing education course on wounds and sutures in nursing

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  • Modality
  • Languages
  • Duration
    4 sessions: 20 in-person hours
  • Planning

    February 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2023

    Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Places
  • Location

    Blanquerna-URL - Carrer Padilla, 326-332. 08025 Barcelona

  • Faculty

    Blanquerna School of Health Sciences

Suturing and acute wound closure techniques

Nursing competencies are the set of skills, attitudes and knowledge, as well as the complex processes for decision-making, that enable the professional performance to be at the level required at all times.

Therefore, we can affirm that suturing is a nursing competency, included in the "Techniques" dimension that requires us to perform the necessary skills whenever we encounter a wound or lesion requiring a simple suture involving the skin and/or subcutaneous tissue.

This course trains nursing professionals to perform different suturing techniques, plan acute wound healing and resolution, and identify possible complications.


Identify the material needed to perform a suture correctly.

Identify the types of wounds that can be sutured.

Know how to choose the right suturing material and technique for the wound.

Know how to correctly perform the 6 most common suturing techniques.

Who is it for?

Graduates in Nursing and 4th year Bachelor Degree students.


Course content

1. Session 1: Presentation. Initial test. The skin and its properties. History of sutures. Types of sutures and needles. Other materials for wound closure. Case studies.

2. Session 2: Instrumental. Setting up a sterile field. Acute wounds and classification. Wound closure. Wound treatment. Six-hour rule. Debridement. Animal and human bites Case studies.

3. Session 3: Possible wound complications. Removal of sutures Care and bandages. Treatment of scars. Vaccines. Anesthetics. Infiltration technique. Antiseptics. Hand washing. Nursing skills in anesthetics and suturing technique. Case studies.

4. Session 4: Principles for suturing. Suturing techniques: Simple suture. Simple buried suture. Vertical mattress suture. Horizontal mattress suture. Half-buried mattress suture or corner stitch. Intradermal suture. Practice with pig's foot. Final test. Conclusions.


  • Maria José Perona: Diploma in Nursing. Postgraduate Degree in Urgent and Emergency Nursing. Blanquerna. Postgraduate Degree in Community Nursing CADI. Community Care and Emergency Service Nurse at CAP Valldoreix. Nurse and Instructor of the Minor Surgery Service of CAP Valldoreix. External lecturer at the University of Lleida.
  • Iratxe Fontcuberta: Diploma in Nursing. Community Health Nurse in Sant Cugat and CAP Valldoreix. Member and Instructor of the Minor Surgery Team of CAP Valldoreix. External lecturer at the University of Lleida.

Més informació

Per a més informació, pots contactar amb [email protected]

Enroll in the course

Click on the following link and follow the steps to enroll. On the first screen, if you do not have Blanquerna credentials (username and password), you will need to register.

The application will ask you for the following documents during the enrollment process:

- ID card

- Bachelor degree certificate or enrollment in the 4th year of the Bachelor Degree


Tuition fee

Tuition fee
Facultat de Ciències de la Salut FCS


Descompte (no acumulatiu) del 15% en el preu de la matrícula a: alumni, estudiants de la Facultat de Ciències de la Salut Blanquerna-URL i membres del CFC*, COIB* i CODINUCAT*.
*Cal aportar l'últim rebut d'aquest any.

Certificate of attendance

Course participants will receive a certificate of attendance. Attendance to 80% or more of the sessions is required to obtain it.


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