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 Service Registrars. It is of particular relevance for Junior Doctors with an interest in emergency medicine.


Sold out (doctor)
Friday, 18 October 2019
Available (doctor)
Friday, 22 May 2020
Available (doctor)
Friday, 23 October 2020


This one-day hands-on workshop features content specifically designed to meet the essential surgical skills required to apply for specialty training. It is of particular relevance for junior doctors with an interest in specialising in emergency medicine.  This is an excellent introductory level workshop in a supportive environment for participants with limited experience in medical and surgical emergencies.

Workshop Content

Cadaveric Arm Practical Session and Presentations:

  • Atraumatic tissue management
  • Advanced suturing
  • Difficult lacerations
  • Presentation on atraumatic tissue management, simple lacerations and skin biopsy

Animal Tissue Practical Session and Presentations:

  • Intercostal catheter insertion and tying chest drains. A presentation on chest drains includes aseptic technique, indications of safe use, tube function, drain security and drain complications
  • Proctoscopy and rigid sigmoidoscopy including patient positioning, proctoscopy assembly, removal of foreign bodies and digital examination (model)
  • Basic ultrasound scanning techniques including ultrasound terminology and definitions, scan planes (sagittal, transverse, oblique) image orientation, patient positioning, generic knobology, image interpretation and cannulation under ultrasound, arterial line and central line and the Seldinger technique

Model Practical Session and Presentations:

  • Suprapubic catheter insertion including tube function, indications of safe use, catheter security, catheter complications, urinary catheterisatio and male/female catheterisation
  • Access techniques including EZ IO, arterial line, central venous catheter, nasogastric tubing and Seldinger


Workshop Inclusions

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



WA Participant: $970
Non-WA Participant:  $1290


CTEC Terms and Conditions

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




This educational activity is RACS accredited and contributes towards the JDocs e-Portfolio record of clinical experience, achievements and assessments.
This educational activity is accredited by ACEM for 8 CPD hours.


"All of the staff were extremely helpful, insightful and encouraged my learning. "
"Excellent course and teachers. "
"The cadaveric station was immensely valuable."
- 2019 Workshop Participants


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

For more information contact

John Linehan
Senior Course Co-ordinator
T +61 8 6488 8049

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