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CTEC - The Cutting Edge: Advanced Skin Procedures

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

The highly popular Cutting Edge: Advanced Skin Procedures is a unique hands-on cadaveric skills training workshop. It is aimed at GPs with a higher than average level of skill in surgery who have access to appropriate levels of equipment and operating facilities.  It is of particular relevance for rural GP proceduralists.

It does not provide certification of competence in any of the procedures outlined and practised.  Limited positions are available for Observers, and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.

Workshop Content

This highly practical cadaveric workshop covers the following procedures, with only 2 participants per station.

  • Excision of skin lesions with focus on safe margins for malignancy
  • Planning excisions on face and neck, ears, eyelids, lips, inner canthus and nose - including wedge excisions, nostril margins and options for closure
  • Surgical excision and closure:
  • Rotation advancement flap
  • V-Y advancement flap
  • Surgical excision and closure:
  • Transposition flap
  • Wedge excision of the lip 

Surgical repair and closure:

  • Eyelid lacerations
  • Ear lacerations

Skin graft:

  • Split skin graft
  • Full thickness skin graft

Management of lesions on the:

  • Tip of the nose, nostril margin and ear
The workshop also features presentations on lesion assessment, surgical planning and post-operative management of skin flaps and grafts.

Suitable for: 

Surgically skilled GPs  with access to appropriate levels of equipment and operating facilities. Of relevance for rural GP proceduralists. Limited Observer and assistant Theatre Nurse positions. 

$1800 WA Participant
$1890 Non-WA Participant
$175 Observer
Free of Charge Theatre Nurse


Approved by the RACGP as a CPD Accredited Activity (40 points) in the 2020-2022 Triennium.  Accredited by ACRRM for 1 Educational Activity and 6 Performance Review PDP Units and 6 MOPS points. 

Approved for a 1 Day Rural Procedural Grant in Surgery. Please contact your relevant college to check your eligibility.

Length: Full Day

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