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. Limited participant places for Nurse Practitioners. Theatre Nurses are welcome in the role of assisting the GPs (places free of charge). Limited places are available for Observers.


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Workshop Content

This two day hands on workshop offers:

Presentations and Cadaveric Practical Sessions:

  • Lacerated eye lid
  • Removal of inhaled 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

2024 Fee

WA GP, GP Registrar: $3050
Non-WA GP, GP Registrar: $3790 
WA Nurse Practitioner: $1570
Non-WA Nurse Practitioner: $1965
Observer: $175 - limited places
Theatre Nurse: Free of charge - 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

This workshop is an approved activity in the RACGP CPD Program for the 2023-2025 Triennium. It is approved for 6 hours in Educational Activities and 10.5 hours in Reviewing Performance. This workshop is eligible for a 2 day Rural Procedural Grant in Emergency or Surgery.
Reapproval in the RACGP CPD Program will be sought for the 2023-2025 Triennium. Approved in the ACRRM CPD Program for 13 Core PDP hours in the Surgery and Procedural Skills Learning Areas.


"A great course - content mostly directly relevant, teachers so helpful, excellent ratio of doctors to specimens to teachers. "
"This workshop improved competency in procedures I might need to do in rural remote ED."
"The constant rotating between presentation and practical sessions the length of sessions was ideal for maintaining focus and interest. "
"(The faculty provided) strong, friendly and knowledgeable support and guidance. "
- 2023 Workshop Participants


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

For more information contact

John Linehan
Senior Course Coordinator
T +61 8 6488 8049

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