The Cutting Edge: Practice Nurse Skills Training workshop is designed to offer nurses information and skills in procedural assistance. 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.
- The role of the Practice Nurse
- Treatment room setup
- Equipment and instrumentation
- 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
- 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
- Simulation models
- Didactic sessions
- All meals and refreshments
- Limited places to maximise practical learning time
WA Nurses: $355
Non-WA Nurses: $425
Workshop content, date and convenors may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.
The University of Western Australia
Hackett Drive, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia