The Cutting Edge: Emergency Procedures


This cadaveric workshop for General Practitioners focuses on medical emergencies and improvising with ‘everyday’ equipment that can be substituted for medical equipment, especially in rural and remote areas. This enables the provision of a greater level of service to patients and the community living in these areas. 

Suitable for: General Practitioners and GP Registrars. Nurse Practitioners and Theatre Nurses are welcome in the role of assisting the GPs (places free of charge). Limited places are available for Observers.


Available (doctor) Available (nurse) Available (observer)
Thursday, 26 May 2022 to Friday, 27 May 2022



Workshop Content

This two day hands on workshop offers:

Presentations and Cadaveric Practical Sessions:

  • Lacerated eye lid
  • Inhaled foreign body/removal of foreign body
  • Surgical airway
  • Nasal packing
  • Drainage of quinsy
  • Cricothyroidotomy
  • Tracheostomy
  • Haemostasis and burns skills
  • Venous cutdown, Intraosseous needle, compartment syndrome/fasciotomy
  • Suprapubic catheter insertion
  • Pelvic binding and external fixator
  • Intercostal catheter, thoracotomy
  • Burr hole
  • Local anaesthetic infiltrations (dental)
  • Vascular shunt

Presentations, Animal Tissue & Simulation Practical Sessions:

  • Perineal repair
  • B-Lynch suture
  • Lumbar puncture


  • Dental reimplantation and  stabilisation
  • Stabilisation of jaw
  • Dental emergencies

Training Grants

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.  For further information please contact:

RACGP National Rural Faculty
1800 636 764

2022 Fee

WA GP, GP Registrar: $2990
Non-WA GP, GP Registrar: $3610 
Nurse Practitioner, Theatre Nurse: Free of charge - limited places
Observer: $175 - limited places


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

Approved by the RACGP as a CPD Accredited Activity (40 points) in the 2020-2022 Triennium. Approved for a 2 Day Rural Procedural Grant in Emergency.
Accredited by ACRRM for 12 Performance Review and 2 Performance Review PDP Units and 14 MOPS points.


"As always, an awesome course, well-conceived, brilliantly delivered in a fantastic setting by great faculty. Thanks, CTEC. "
"Excellent workshop! I appreciate that we had the time to practise these skills and..... (it) has increased my confidence when it is time to do a procedure on a live patient. Thank you! Perth is beautiful."
"In all.... excellent course teaching very valuable and useful skills."
- 2021 Workshop Participants


The University of Western Australia
Entrance No.2
Hackett Drive, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia

For more information contact

Lorna Christie
Senior Course Coordinator
T +61 8 6488 8505

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