The Cutting Edge: Practical ED Skills


CTEC’s new Cutting Edge: Practical ED Skills Workshop is an intensive hands-on skills training workshop utilising synthetic, live participant, animal tissue and cadaveric arm teaching models. It is of particular relevance for rural GPs, GP Registrars and Advanced Scope Nurse Practitiones, especially those working in hospital emergency settings.

Suitable for: Rurally based GPs, GP Registrars and Advanced Scope Nurse Practitioners, particularly those working in emergency settings.


Available (doctor) Available (nurse)
Thursday, 20 October 2022



Presentation and Practical Session - Live Participant Basic Ultrasound Scanning:

  • Ultrasound safety talk
  • Ultrasound terminology and definitions
  • Scan plans (sagittal, transverse, oblique) image orientation
  • Patient positioning
  • Generic knobology applicable to ultrasound equipment
  • Cannulation under ultrasound
  • Arterial line and central line
  • Seldinger Technique - wire technique

Presentation and Practical Session - Access Techniques Practical:

  • EZIO
  • Arterial lines
  • Central venous catheter
  • Practical: Single lumen 
  • Presentations: Nasogastric tube and Seldinger Technique

Presentation and Practical Session - Proctoscopy and Rigid Sigmoidoscopy Utilising Animal Tissue and Synthetic Models:

  • Patient positioning
  • Proctology assembly
  • Digital examination (model) 
  • Remove foreign body (colon)

Presentation and Practical Session - Catheterisation:

  • Supra-pubic catheter
  • Indications of safe use
  • Functions of tubes
  • Catheter security and complications
  • Urinary catheterisation (models)
  • Male/female catheterisation (models)

Presentation and Practical Session - Suturing (Cadaveric Arm):

  • Presentations: atraumatic tissue management and advanced wound repair
  • Cadaveric Arm Practical Session:
  • Skin flaps
  • Advanced suturing
  • Difficult lacerations and skin flaps


2022 Fee

WA General Practitioners and Advanced Scope Nurse Practitioners $1120
Non-WA General Practitioner and Advanced Scope Nurse Practitioners: $1695


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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). Approved for a 1 Day Rural Procedural Grant in Emergency Medicine. Accreditation in the ACRRM CPD Program will be sought for this educational activity.


"This workshop is new for 2022."


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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