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. This workshop will next be offered in 2021.
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.
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
- General principles
- Assessment of patient
- Should you suture?
- Assessment of wound
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.
This educational activity is approved for a 1 Day Rural Procedural Grant in Surgery.
For further information about the grants contact:
RACGP National Rural Faculty
1800 636 764
- Simulation models
- Didactic sessions
- All meals and refreshments
- Limited places to maximise practical learning time
WA GP, GP Registrar & Trainee & Nurse Practitioner: $680
Non-WA GP, GP Registrar & Trainee & Nurse Practitioner: $820
Workshop content, date and convenors may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.
The University of Western Australia
Hackett Drive, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia