The Cutting Edge: Introductory GP Wound Suturing

Workshop

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.

Suitable for: General Practitioners, GP Registrars, GP Trainees and Nurse Practitioners

Dates

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About

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.

 

Workshop Content

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

 
Workshop presentations:

  • General principles
  • Assessment of patient
  • Should you suture?
  • Assessment of wound

 

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.  An application will be made for grant status for this educational activity.

For further information about the grants contact Cheryl Shepley
RACGP National Rural Faculty 
1800 636 764 
rural.procedural.grants@racgp.org.au

 

Workshop Inclusions

  • Simulation models
  • Didactic sessions
  • All meals and refreshments
  • Limited places to maximise practical learning time

 

2019 Fee

WA GP, GP Registrar & Trainee & Nurse Practitioner: $650
Non-WA GP, GP Registrar & Trainee & Nurse Practitioner: $780

 

CTEC Terms & Conditions

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

Convenors

Accreditations

This workshop has been approved for 1 day Procedural Skills Training Grant in the Domains of Emergency or Surgery. It is approved by the RACGP's QI & CPD Program for 40 points (Category 1). ACRRM accreditation will be sought for this educational activity.

Testimonials

"I entered the workshop as a complete novice at suturing, my experience has always been in assisting. I work in a very remote location so being able to do basic suturing will save $$$ in not having to fly off site for days to visit a GP."
"I feel confident after all of the practical sessions - a great course for hands-on learning."
"I feel confident now to approach repairs of minor lacerations in my nursing post role. "
- 2019 Workshop Participants

Venue

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

For more information contact

John Linehan
Senior Course Co-ordinator
T +61 8 6488 8049
E john.linehan@uwa.edu.au

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