The Cutting Edge: Practical ED Skills


CTEC’s Cutting Edge: Practical ED Skills Workshop is an intensive hands-on skills training workshop utilising synthetic, live participant, animal tissue and cadaveric hand and 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)
Friday, 11 October 2024

Places filling!




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
  • Central venous catheter
  • Intercostal catheter insertion
  • Needle decompression
  • Seldinger technique

- Chest Drainage

  • Intercostal catheter insertion
  • Needle decompression

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

  • Patient positioning
  • Proctology assembly
  • Digital examination 
  • Anorectal foreign body retrieval

Presentation Sessions:

  • Suturing - atraumatic tissue management
  • Suturing - simple lacerations and tips to tidy up
  • Arterial lines

Cadaveric Hand and Arm Practical Session - Suturing:

  • Wound cleaning
  • Finger wounds 
  • Skin flaps
  • Treating an amputated finger
  • Advanced suturing
  • Difficult lacerations and skin flaps
  • Lacerated tendon

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.  

For further information about the grants contact:

RACGP National Rural Faculty
1800 636 764


2024 Fee

WA General Practitioners and Advanced Scope Nurse Practitioners $1140
Non-WA General Practitioner and Advanced Scope Nurse Practitioners: $1780


COVID-19 Information for Workshop Participants

CTEC Terms & Conditions

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

Accreditations or CPD Approvals

This workshop is an approved activity in the RACGP CPD Program for the 2023-2025 Triennium. It is approved for 1.5 hours in Educational Activities and 6.5 hours in Reviewing Performance. This workshop is eligible for a 1 Day Rural Procedural Grant in Emergency.
This workshop is approved in the ACRRM CPD Program for 8.5 Core PDP hours - 7.5 hours in Educational Activity and 1 hour in Outcome Measurement. It is approved for the following MOPS hours - 3 in Emergency Medicine, 6 in Radiology and 3 in Surgery.


"Fantastic guidance on the practical skills with supervision."
"Enjoyed the use of ultrasound for cannulation and central venous access."
"Good to be able to practice repair of an amputated digit."
"Excellent course, well worth it."
- 2023 Workshop Participants


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

For more information contact

Elisha Thompson
Course Coordinator
T +61 8 6488 8695

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