The Cutting Edge: Managing Skin and Soft Tissue Injuries


The Cutting Edge: Managing Skin and Soft Tissue Injuries is a hands on skills training workshop utilising synthetic and animal tissue simulation models.

Suitable for: GPs, GP Proceduralists, GP Registrars and GP Trainees


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This workshop aims to assist GPs whose practice includes more extensive management of acute and chronic injuries and is of particular relevance for rural GP Proceduralists.  Some suturing experience is recommended for participants to benefit from the procedural sessions.

Workshop Content

This highly practical workshop features the following sessions:

  • Skin biopsy and facial wounds
  • Abrasions, abscesses and foreign bodies (simple)
  • Simple lacerations and glue
  • Difficult lacerations
  • Wounds in difficult places
  • Treating open fractures, including plastering techniques / back slabs
  • Treatment options for clean lacerations
  • Bandaging techniques
  • Treatment options for ragged lacerations
  • Lipoma and cyst removal


  • Treatment options for abscesses
  • Wound care and minor trauma incorporating minor burns
  • Treatment options for abrasions
  • Managing hypertrophic and keloid scarring
  • Removing foreign bodies from eyes


Workshop Inclusions

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

Training Grants:

The Australian Government is offering training grants of $2000 per day to rural and remote procedural and emergency medicine GPs. The Rural Procedural Grants Program provides financial assistance for procedural GPs in rural and remote areas to access relevant activities in order to assist them in maintaining and updating their skills. 

This educational activity is approved for a 1 Day Rural Procedural Grant in Emergency or Surgery.

For further information about the grants contact:

Cheryl Shepley
RACGP National Rural Faculty
1800 636 764


2021 Fee

WA Participant: $970 
Non-WA Participant: $1015 


COVID-19 Information for Workshop Participants

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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. This workshop is approved for a 1 Day Rural Procedural Grant in Emergency or Surgery.
Accredited by ACRRM for 4 Educational Activity and 5 Performance Review PDP Units and 5 MOPS points.


"Overall an excellent workshop."
"I enjoyed the course and I will be doing other courses with CTEC."
"(The workshop) allowed me to gain confidence and competency."
- 2019 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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