JDocs: Emergency Procedures


CTEC’s JDocs: Emergency Procedures workshop aims to assist Junior Doctors in attaining an improved level of confidence and hands-on experience in a range of procedures, skills and behaviours for medical and surgical emergencies.

Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, House Medical Officers, Resident Medical Officers and Unaccredited Registrars. It is highly relevant for those interested in applying for anaesthetics, ED, ICU and surgical specialties.


Sold out (doctor)
Thursday, 7 November 2024


Participants will deepen their understanding and skills in basic ultrasound scanning techniques, proctoscopy and rigid sigmoidoscopy. They will also gain knowledge and familiarity with the physiology and basic techniques in suprapubic and central venous catheter insertion. 

This one-day hands-on workshop features animal tissue and synthetic models and its content is specifically designed to meet the essential surgical skills required to apply for specialty training, and follows the RACS Junior Doctors Curriculum Framework.


Workshop Content

Practical Sessions and Presentations

Basics of Ultrasound:
    - Terminology and definitions
    - Knobology: probes and modules
    - Scan planes and image orientation
    - Patient positioning
    - Ultrasound guided cannulation

Access techniques: 
    - CVC placement under ultrasound (sub-clavian)
    - Interosseous vascular access (EZIO)
    - Nasogastric tube placement
    - Presentation: Seldinger technique and the arterial line

PR Examination: 
    - Digital examination
    - Proctoscopy and sigmoidoscopy
    - Foreign body retrieval

Catheterisation techniques:
    - Male and female urethral catheter
    - Suprapubic catheter 


Workshop Inclusions

  • Practical sessions featuring RACS certified techniques
  • Practical sessions with animal tissue
  • Didactic sessions
  • All meals and refreshments
  • Limited places to maximise practical learning time


2024 Fee

WA Participant: $850
Non-WA Participant:  $1250


Interested in applying for SET?

Junior Doctors from across Australia may register interest for CTEC's online Generic Surgical Sciences Training Course here.  This course is offered as 30 comprehensive online presentation sessions over 25 topics.

Western Australian based Junior Doctors are welcome to register interest for places opening on CTEC's 2024 JDocs: Anatomy series of workshops here. This is usually offered as six Saturday practical sessions.


COVID-19 Information for Workshop Participants


CTEC Terms and Conditions

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



Accreditations or CPD Approvals

Approved in the 2024 ACEM CPD Program for 8 hours in Educational Activity.
Approval is being sought for 2024 with CPD Home.


"The staff were wonderful and very knowledgeable. "
"I feel confident enough to attempt them (these skills) under supervision in clinical practice now. "
"Getting to become familiar with tools used in these procedures (kits, ultrasound and scopes) was of most value."
"A great workshop."
- 2024 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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