The Cutting Edge: Managing Skin and Soft Tissue Injuries is a hands on skills training workshop utilising synthetic and animal tissue simulation models.
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.
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
- Simulation models
- Didactic sessions
- All meals and refreshments
- Limited places to maximise practical learning time
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.
Reapproval for this educational activity for a 1 Day Rural Procedural Grant in Emergency or Surgery will be sought for 2023-2025.
For further information about the grants contact:
RACGP National Rural Faculty
1800 636 764
WA Participant: $990
Non-WA Participant: $1230
Workshop content, date and convenors may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.
Accreditations or CPD Approvals
The University of Western Australia
Hackett Drive, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia