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CTEC – The Cutting Edge: Essential Surgical Skills

28/10/2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop is run in partnership with the Clinical Training and Evaluation Centre (CTEC)


The Cutting Edge: Essential Surgical Skills workshop aims to assist the GP and Nurse Practitioner in attaining an improved level of competence in the techniques required for minor surgery. It focuses on the most commonly performed procedures. Safety is emphasised as well as the acquisition of one sound technique in each skill area. It features a combination of didactic sessions and hands-on sessions utilising animal tissue and other simulation models.

This workshop is of particular relevance for rural GPs and Nurse Practitioners and to those seeking to refresh procedural skills and to update knowledge.  CTEC’s The Cutting Edge: Managing Skin and Soft Tissue Injuries workshop is recommended for those GPs seeking to further their skills in more advanced management of acute and chronic injuries.

Workshop Content

Demonstration and Practical Sessions:

  • Diathermy set up (demonstration)
  • Instrumentation – choice, handling and safety
  • Knot tying, sutures, suturing techniques and suture removal
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Planning the excision, including sebaceous cysts and mucous membrane wounds
  • Punch, incision and excision biopsies

Workshop Presentations:

Consent procedure

  • Understanding wound healing – revision session
  • Haemostasis
  • Local anaesthesia
  • Complications

Suitable for: General Practitioners, GP Registrars, GP Trainees and Nurse Practitioners

WA GP, GP Registrar & Nurse Practitioner: $970
Non – WA GP, GP Registrar & Nurse Practitioner: $1170

Approved by the RACGP as a CPD Accredited Activity (40 points) in the 2020-2022 Triennium. Accredited by ACRRM for 4 Educational Activity and 5 Performance Review PDP Units and 5 MOPS points.

It is approved for 1 Day Rural Procedural Training Grant in Emergency or Surgery.  Please contact your relevant college to check your eligibility.

Length: Full Day


8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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John Linehan
08 6488 8049