Skills + Education = Confidence




Practitioner Education Associates (PEA)
places an emphasis on presenting complex topics in an easily understandable manner.  "Hands on" interactive workshops are our specialty.  Participants will improve their confidence in procedural skills after completion.  We founded our business on educating Nurse Practitioners but today our courses are available to Nurse Practitioner students.  

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 Practitioner Skills Workshop Conference
18 Hours Over 3 Days

This interactive skills conference is a series of six of our courses over a consecutive three day time period.  Please review the links below for the objectives and outlines for each workshop included in the conference.

 Suturing Workshop:  The Basics
3 Hours

This interactive skills workshop will discuss wound assessment, cleansing, preparation, anesthetic techniques, suture closure techniques and post-closure wound management.  Participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate local anesthesia, digital blocks, simple interrupted sutures, percutaneous staples and tissue adhesives in this hands-on practicum.

Course Objectives and Outline

 Suturing Workshop:  Beyond the Basics
3 Hours

This interactive skills workshop will include management of more complex laceration repair including dog bites, nail bed lacerations, through and through lacerations of the mouth.  A variety of regional anesthetic blocks will be discussed including forehead block, infraorbital block, supraperiosteal block, and mental blocks.  Suturing techniques that will be practiced and demonstrated will include horizontal mattress, vertical mattress, corner stitch, running, locked running, buried knot,  and subcuticular suture techniques. 

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 Minor Office Procedures
3 Hours

This hands-on workshop for advanced practice nurses will explore the performance of minor office procedures.  Topics will include management of  nursemaid’s elbow, release of subungual hematoma, drainage of parnoychia, splinter removal, hair-thread tourniquet removal, tick removal, ring removal, fish hook removal, cerumen removal, management of  tooth fracture, administration of local anesthesia, digital blocks, incision and drainage of abscesses, resection of ingrown toenail, and removal of foreign bodies of the eyes, ears, nose and body in this hands-on practicum. 

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 Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat Workshop
3 Hours

This skill workshop will discuss assessment of the eyes, ears, and nose.  Normal and abnormal findings will be reviewed.  The direct ophthalmoscope, panoptic ophthalmoscope and otoscope will be demonstrated and reviewed.  Procedures such as fluorescein stain, foreign body removal, use of the woods lamp, management of epistaxis, including nasal packing will be reviewed in this hands-on practicum.

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 Dental Emergencies
3 Hours

This interactive skill workshop will review the most common dental emergencies including dental fracture management, dental/facial blocks including regional anesthetic blocks of infraorbital nerve, mental nerve, supraperiosteal nerve blocks.  Dental emergencies involving fractures of the enamel, dentin and pulp will be reviewed. 

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 X-Ray Interpretation of Upper and Lower Extremities
3 Hours

This interactive workshop will review the most common orthopedic injuries involving upper and lower extremities, including their findings on radiological films.  Key assessment principles of fractures and dislocations will be reviewed both in the patient’s clinical exam, and those found on the x-rays.  Fracture and dislocation management of extremity injuries will be reviewed.

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 X-Ray Interpretation of Chest and Abdomen Radiographs
3 Hours

Nurse Practitioners are often the first to interpret plain film studies & receive the radiologist interpretation some time later.  This skill workshop will review assessment of chest and abdomen x-ray radiographs commonly performed for patient assessment.   A variety of normal and abnormal findings will be reviewed along with basic principles and step-by-step methods to evaluate these diagnostic tools.

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