The Cutting Edge: Practice Nurse Skills Training Workshop


The Cutting Edge: Practice Nurse Skills Training workshop is designed to offer nurses information and skills in procedural assistance.

Suitable for: Newly graduated nurses, nurses new to the role of procedural assisting, nurses seeking to update their skills and those seeking a position in a General Practice.


No dates set



It is directed at nurses starting out in the community practice who have moved from a career in hospital wards or aged care, or those who are newly graduated and seeking a position in general practice.  

This workshop is also appropriate for nurses who would like to streamline their treatment room and update their skills, perhaps before GP practice accreditation.

CTEC acknowledges the educational contribution provided by the UWA School of Population Health in the development of this workshop.

Workshop Content

  • The role of the Practice Nurse
  • Treatment room setup
  • Equipment and instrumentation
  • Creating adequate lighting
  • Consumables selection and suitability
  • Local anaesthesia
  • Documentation required for
  • medico-legal and accreditation purposes.
  • Cleaning and sterilisation
  • Procedural assistance with the GP from your practice
  • Surgical scrub technique


Practical Sessions

  • Wound Closure
  • Dressings, old and new - what’s essential and practical
  • Plaster of Paris casts and backslabs
  • Knot tying and suturing techniques
  • Managing lacerations
  • Patient positioning
  • IV cannulation


Workshop Inclusions

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



Nurse: $290

CTEC Terms and Conditions

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




This educational activity will be submitted to the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) for endorsement. A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded upon completion of the course.


"A great course, I will be attending again."
"Thank you! Great presenters, I really enjoyed the day."
"A very worthwhile skills update - took home lots of top tips."
- 2018 Workshop Participants


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

For more information contact

Lorna Christie
Senior Course Co-ordinator
T +61 8 6488 8505

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