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

CTEC also offers limited free of charge places for Theatre Nurses acting in the role of assistant on the following workshops:

Please see below for the calendar of workshops and educational events suitable for nursing staff.
 

CTEC Calendar

Core Skills: Hepatobiliary Surgery

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) Suitable for: Fellows and SET Trainees in General Surgery and GSET Trainees above Level 2. Limited places for Observers and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.

The Cutting Edge: Introductory Wound Suturing

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse) Suitable for: General Practitioners, GP Registrars, GP Trainees, Nurse Practitioners, Emergency Department Nurses and Paramedics

Core Skills: Plastic Surgery Upper Limb Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse) Suitable for: Junior and Senior Trainees and Unaccredited Registrars with an interest in Plastic Surgery. IMGs under supervision or progressing towards an alternative pathway to FRACS. Limited Theatre Nurse positions are available.

The Cutting Edge: Advanced Procedures

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) Suitable for: GPs with a higher than average level of skill in surgery, with access to appropriate levels of equipment and operating facilities. Of particular relevance to rural General Practitioners whose skills encompass emergency and surgical care. , Limited positions for Observers, and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant, are available.

Core Skills: Plastic Surgery Lower Limb Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) 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.

Advanced Vascular Surgery: Anatomical Approaches Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) Suitable for: SET 4 and above Trainees and Consultants in Vascular Surgery, IMGs. Limited places available for Observers and assistant Theatre Nurses.

Core Skills: Vascular Surgery Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) Suitable for: Vascular and General Surgery SET Trainees, GSET Trainees at Level 1 and above and suitably credentialed rural surgical practitioners., IMGs under supervision or progressing towards an alternative pathway to FRACS. Limited positions available for Unaccredited Registrars with strong surgical experience and an interest in Vascular Surgery, for Observers and assistant Theatre Nurses.

Core Skills: Acute Care for General Surgeons

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) Suitable for: Suitable for General Surgery SET and GSET Trainees at Level 1 and above. It is also of relevance to suitably credentialled rural surgical practitioners. , Limited places are also available for senior Unaccredited Registrars with strong surgical experience, for Observers, and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.

Core Skills: Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Skills

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) Suitable for: Senior SET Trainees and Consultants in Colorectal Surgery. Theatre Nurses in assisting and scrubbing for workshop participants. Limited Observer positions are available.
Thursday
May 23
2024

The Cutting Edge: Emergency Procedures

Workshop
Available (nurse)Sold out (doctor)Sold out (observer) Suitable for: General Practitioners and GP Registrars. Limited participant places for Nurse Practitioners. Theatre Nurses are welcome in the role of assisting the GPs (places free of charge). Limited places are available for Observers.
Friday
Jun 7
2024

Core Skills: Gynaecological Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopy and Open Surgery

Workshop
Sold out (doctor)Sold out (nurse) Suitable for: CORE 1-4 RANZCOG Trainees and Advanced RANZCOG Trainees. Limited places for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.
Wednesday
Jun 12
2024

GI Skills Training: Endoscopy Nurse Training Workshop

Workshop
Sold out (nurse) Suitable for: Western Australian Endoscopy Nurses - Enrolled Nurses and Registered Nurses
Friday
Jul 19
2024

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.
Saturday
Jul 27
2024

Core Skills: Abdominal Wall Hernia

Workshop
Available (doctor)Sold out (nurse) Suitable for: General Surgery Trainees SET 1-3. Suitable for IMGs under supervision or progressing towards an alternative pathway to FRACS. Limited places available for Unaccredited Registrars who have made substantial progress towards successful application for GSET., Theatre Nurses as assistants.
Thursday
Aug 8
2024

Core Skills: Workshop in Neck Dissection for Thyroid Carcinoma

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (observer)Sold out (nurse) Suitable for: Consultants, Fellows, RMOs, Unaccredited Registrars & SET Trainees in Endocrine, General and Head & Neck Surgery. IMGs under supervision or progressing towards an alternative pathway to FRACS., Limited free of charge assistant Theatre Nurse positions available.
Thursday
Aug 15
2024

Core Skills: Microsurgical Skills for Theatre Nurses

Workshop
Sold out (doctor) Suitable for: Theatre Nurses and Nurses Assisting on Plastics, ENT, Eye Surgeries and Neurosurgeries
Saturday
Aug 17
2024

The Cutting Edge: Peripheral Nerve Block

Workshop
Sold out (doctor)Sold out (nurse) Suitable for: Emergency Physicians, Anaesthetists, General Practitioners, Emergency Department Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Saturday
Aug 24
2024

Core Skills: Plastic Surgery Head, Neck and Flaps Workshop

Workshop
Available (observer)Sold out (doctor)Sold out (nurse) Suitable for: Junior and Senior Trainees in Plastic Surgery and IMGs under supervision or progressing towards an alternative pathway to FRACS., Limited places for Unaccredited Registrars. This workshop is not suitable for Junior Doctors below the level of Unaccredited Registrar. Limited places for Observers and assistant Theatre Nurses.
Wednesday
Sep 11
2024

GI Skills Training: Endoscopy Nurse Training Workshop

Workshop
Available (nurse) Suitable for: Western Australian Endoscopy Nurses - Enrolled Nurses and Registered Nurses
Friday
Oct 11
2024

The Cutting Edge: Practical ED Skills

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse) Suitable for: Rurally based GPs, GP Registrars and Advanced Scope Nurse Practitioners, particularly those working in emergency settings.
Saturday
Oct 12
2024

The Cutting Edge: Practice Nurse Skills Training Workshop

Workshop
Available (nurse) 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.
Friday
Oct 25
2024

The Cutting Edge: Essential Surgical Skills

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse) Suitable for: General Practitioners, GP Registrars and Nurse Practitioners
Friday
Nov 1
2024

Core Skills: ENT Sinus Surgery Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) Suitable for: RACS Trainees, Fellows and Junior Consultants in ENT Surgery. Limited Observer and free of charge assistant Theatre Nurse positions available.
Saturday
Nov 2
2024

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 free of charge assistant Theatre Nurse positions are also available.

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