Nurses

Training for Nurses

CTEC offers skills training workshops for nurses who are required to perform procedural nursing assistance.  CTEC offers workshops to qualified nurses who are looking to learn

  • treatment room skills
  • endoscopy nurse skills
  • theatre/microsurgical skills

The following workshops and educational events are suitable for nursing staff.
 

Important Notice: Following COVID-19 restrictions, and in agreement with Department of Health WA, CTEC’s 2020 Workshop Calendar has been substantially restructured. We are now offering as many workshops from our calendar as possible between September and December. 

A Government of Western Australia CTEC COVID Safety Plan is now in place adhering to strict government conditions on social distancing and contact tracing. In addition, a CTEC COVID-19 Lab Safety and PPE Strategy for the Hill Surgical Workshop has been introduced, and PPE will be provided and must be worn by workshop participants, faculty, medical students, staff and observers.

External workshops adhering to current government guidelines and the CTEC COVID-19 Lab Safety and PPE Strategy recommenced in the Hill Surgical Workshop from late May 2020. For further information about CTEC's COVID-19 Safety and PPE Plans and Strategies, contact 08 6488 8044 or admin-ctec@uwa.edu.au

Further COVID-19 Information for Workshop participants can found here.

CTEC Calendar

Core Skills: Plastic Surgery Upper Limb Workshop

Workshop
Suitable for: Junior and Senior Trainees and Service Registrars with an interest in Plastic Surgery. Limited Theatre Nurse positions are available.

Team Care of the Bariatric Patient Workshop

Workshop
Suitable for: General Practitioners, GP Proceduralists, Consultants, Trainees, Junior Doctors, Anaesthetists, Nurses, Dietitians, Allied Health Professionals and Medical Students (limited places)

Core Skills: Laparoscopic General Surgery

Workshop
Suitable for: Accredited Registrars, Junior General Surgery Trainees and Service Registrars with strong laparoscopic experience

Core Skills: General Surgery Trainee Workshop

Workshop
Suitable for: RACS General Surgery Trainees. Limited places are available for Service Registrars with strong surgical experience, for Observers, and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.

The Cutting Edge: Introductory GP Wound Suturing

Workshop
Suitable for: General Practitioners, GP Registrars, GP Trainees and Nurse Practitioners

The Cutting Edge: Emergency Procedures

Workshop
Suitable for: General Practitioners and GP Registrars. Nurse Practitioners are welcome in the role of assisting the GPs. Limited places are available for Observers.

Core Skills: Vascular Surgery Workshop

Workshop
Suitable for: Vascular and General Surgery Trainees SET 1-4, Service Registrars with strong surgical experience. Limited Observer positions are available.

Core Skills: Level 2 Oncoplastic Surgery Workshop

Workshop
Suitable for: Oncoplastic Breast & Plastic Surgeons, Fellows and Senior SET Trainees. Limited positions are available for Observers and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.

Advanced Vascular Surgery: Anatomical Approaches Workshop

Workshop
Suitable for: Consultants, Advanced and Intermediate Trainees in Vascular Surgery. Observers also welcome (Limited places). Theatre Nurses are welcome in the role of assisting and scrubbing for workshop participants.

Core Skills: Plastic Surgery Lower Limb Workshop

Workshop
Suitable for: This workshop is designed as two concurrent full day Trainee Sessions. Junior Trainee Session: Suitable for Plastic Surgery Service Registrars and Junior SET Trainees in Plastic Surgery. Senior Trainee Session: Suitable for Senior SET Trainees and Fellows, Limited positions are available for Observers and for Theatre Nurses in assisting and scrubbing for workshop participants.
Saturday
Sep 12
2020

The Cutting Edge: Practice Nurse Skills Training Workshop

Workshop
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.
Wednesday
Oct 14
2020

GI Skills Training: Endoscopy Nurse Training Workshop

Workshop
Sold out (nurse) Suitable for: Western Australian Endoscopy Nurses - Enrolled Nurses and Registered Nurses
Thursday
Oct 15
2020

Core Skills: Workshop in Neck Dissection for Thyroid Carcinoma

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse) Suitable for: Consultant/Fellow Session: Consultants & Fellows in Endocrine Surgery, General Surgery, Head & Neck Surgery. Surgical Trainee Session: RMOs, Service Registrars & SET Trainees in General Surgery & Head and Neck Surgery (limited to three places), Limited places are also available for Observers and Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.
Tuesday
Oct 27
2020

Core Skills: Microsurgical Skills for Theatre Nurses

Workshop
Sold out (nurse) Suitable for: Theatre Nurses and Nurses Assisting on Plastics, ENT, Eye Surgeries and Neurosurgeries
Friday
Nov 6
2020

Core Skills: ENT Sinus Surgery Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) Suitable for: Trainees, Fellows and Junior Consultants in ENT Surgery, Limited Observer positions and limited assistant positions for Theatre Nurses are also available . This workshop is immediately followed by the Core Skills: Facial Plastic Surgery workshop. Participants are welcome to register for both workshops.
Saturday
Nov 7
2020

Core Skills: ENT Facial Plastic Surgery Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) Suitable for: RACS Surgical Trainees, Fellows and Junior Consultants in ENT and Plastic Surgery. Limited Observer positions and assistant Theatre Nurse positions are also available. , This workshop follows on from the Core Skills: ENT Sinus Surgery workshop the day prior.
Thursday
Nov 12
2020

The Cutting Edge: Essential Surgical Skills

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse) Suitable for: General Practitioners, GP Registrars and Nurse Practitioners (Rural and Metro)
Saturday
Nov 21
2020

The Cutting Edge: Peripheral Nerve Block

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse) Suitable for: Emergency Physicians, Anaesthetists, General Practitioners, Emergency Department Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Friday
Dec 4
2020

Core Skills: Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Skills

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (observer)Sold out (nurse) Suitable for: Senior SET Trainees and Consultants in Colorectal Surgery. Theatre Nurses in assisting and scrubbing for workshop participants. Limited Observer positions are available.
Wednesday
Dec 9
2020

GI Skills Training: Endoscopy Nurse Training Workshop

Workshop
Sold out (nurse) Suitable for: Western Australian Endoscopy Nurses - Enrolled Nurses and Registered Nurses
Friday
Dec 18
2020

The Cutting Edge: Advanced Skin Procedures

Workshop
Available (nurse)Available (observer)Sold out (doctor) Suitable for: GPs skilled in surgery with access to appropriate levels of equipment and operating facilities. It is of particular relevance for rural GP Proceduralists. Limited positions available for Observers and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.

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