Critical Care Procedures Workshop


This full day cadaveric workshop will assist in equipping Emergency Medicine and other Critical Care specialists with procedural skills for medical and surgical emergencies.

Suitable for: FACEM qualified Consultants by application. Rural and Remote General Practitioners at FRACGP and FACRRM level will be considered. , Priority will be given to practitioners in peripheral and regional hospitals and those engaged in training and education. Successful applicants will be notified by email.


Available (doctor)
Wednesday, 20 March 2024
Wednesday, 8 May 2024
Available (doctor)
Wednesday, 9 October 2024

Applications are now open for CTEC's 2024 Critical Care Workshops using the Book Now buttons above.

New applicants for 2024 workshops must apply via the CTEC site citing their most recent professional experience. 2023 Consultant level applicants will remain in consideration for selection for 2024 workshops and are not required to reapply.  This workshop is not aimed at new Trainees or Peri-Fellowship Registrars, as a level of experience in critical care areas is required.

ACEM Late Phase AdvancedTrainees and Peri-Fellowship Registrars are encouraged to register interest in CTEC's new 2024 Emergency Trainee Procedures Workshop.

Selection for the 2024 workshops will be based on occupational suitability and priority will be given to practitioners in peripheral and regional hospitals and those engaged in training and education.  Successful applicants will be determined by the Course Convenors and notified by email. 



CTEC's Critical Care Procedures workshop aims to increase the knowledge and confidence of participants to perform procedures which are not routinely performed, but may be required in a life-saving emergency by critical care practitioners.  Participants will benefit from senior faculty from Emergency Medicine and Surgery disciplines, providing the opportunity to  operate on a cadaver closely simulating actual patients.

The workshop covers a number of procedures for which there is an expectation a practitioner will be able to manage as a life-saving measure, particularly in peripheral, regional or austere environments.  It is specifically designed for doctors working in emergency settings.  This workshop is not aimed at new Trainees, as a level of experience in critical care areas is required.  


Workshop Content

There will be two participants per cadaveric work station, with assistance from one senior Emergency nurse.

Cadaveric Practical Sessions:

Ophthalmology Procedures

  • Lateral canthotomy

ENT Procedures

  • Epistaxis management
  • Nasal packing
  • Quinsy drainage
  • Emergency cricothyroidotomy

Thoracic Procedures

  • Thoracotomy and chest drain
  • Cardiac repair

Urological Procedures

  • Suprapubic catheter insertion

Neurosurgical Procedures

  • Burr hole

Emergency hysterotomy (Peri-mortem Caesarean)


This workshop is restricted to 8 participant places to maximise practical procedural time. 


2024 Fee

WA Participant: $1880
Non-WA Participant: $2170 

COVID-19 Information for Workshop Participants


CTEC Terms & Conditions

Workshop content, date and convenors may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.


Accreditations or CPD Approvals

Reapproval in the ACEM CPD Program will be sought for 2024.


"Thank you for creating this brilliant course! It's amazing. I hope that many more courses can be run. It is hugely valuable and should be part of every FACEM's training."
"Amazing (faculty to participant) ratio with one facilitator for every 2 participants with an additional content expert moving between teams. The facilitators were an amazing collection of experienced consultants with excellent teaching skills. "
"This course exceeded my expectations."
"The course was excellent. (I would) highly recommend, very thankful for the opportunity."
- Past Workshop Participants


The University of Western Australia
Entrance No. 2
Hackett Drive
Western Australia

For more information contact

John Linehan
Senior Course Coordinator
T +61 8 6488 8049

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