This workshop is run in partnership with the Clinical Training and Evaluation Centre (CTEC)
CTEC’s The Cutting Edge: Introductory GP Wound Suturing is a highly practical workshop aiming to introduce the GP and Nurse Practitioner to the fundamental knowledge and techniques required for patient assessment, suturing and knot tying skills. This workshop is of particular relevance for GPs and Nurse Practitioners with limited clinical exposure to minor surgical techniques and those wishing to consolidate experience. It is strongly recommended as a foundation suturing workshop for GPs wishing to attend CTEC’s The Cutting Edge: Managing Skin and Soft Tissue Injuries workshop.
The Cutting Edge: Introductory GP Wound Suturing workshop features a combination of didactic sessions, demonstrations and hands-on sessions utilising animal tissue and other simulation models. It includes a one hour free practice session.
Demonstration and Practical Sessions:
- Instrument choice and handling
- Knot tying
- Suture choice
- Needle safety
- Suture material
- Needle holders
- Simple suturing
- Mattress suture
- Making an incision
- Planning and excision
- Subcuticular suture
- Aberdeen knot
- Excising a skin lesion
- General principles
- Assessment of patient
- Should you suture?
- Assessment of wound
General Practitioners, GP Registrars, GP Trainees and Nurse Practitioners
$785 WA GP, GP Registrar & Trainee & Nurse Practitioner
$950 Non - WA GP, GP Registrar & Trainee & Nurse Practitioner
Approved by the RACGP as a CPD Accredited Activity (40 points) and is approved for a 1 Day Rural Procedural Grant in Surgery. Accredited by ACRRM for 1 Educational Activity and 7 Performance Review PDP Units and 6 MOPS points.
The Australian Government is offering training grants of $2000 per day to rural and remote procedural and emergency medicine GPs to maintain their respective skills. Please contact your relevant college to check your eligibility.