The Cutting Edge: Advanced Hand Surgery for GPs | CTEC
The Cutting Edge: Advanced Hand Surgery for GPs workshop is a unique, highly practical cadaveric dissection skills training workshop. It is designed to provide GPs with a higher-than-average level of skill in surgery with the opportunity to refine and consolidate their surgical techniques. It is of particular relevance to rural GP proceduralists in the management of difficult and emergency hand injuries. This workshop aims to equip GPs with a reliable foundation in advanced procedural skills. It is an excellent advanced level course with a high faculty to participant ratio. It does not provide certification of competence in any of the procedures outlined and practised. Limited observer positions are available.
Procedures are first covered by a brief didactic presentation followed by a hands-on cadaveric session with only two participants per station. Each participant has access to a dedicated cadaveric arm and hand.
Presentation and practical cadaveric sessions:
- Carpal tunnel release and injection
- Amputated finger/part finger repair/terminalisation/ management
- Nailbed repair and biopsy
- Difficult excisions on hand/finger
- Trigger finger release
- Tendon repair
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 emergency GPs and GP surgeons. Limited observer positions are available.
WA participants – $1,265
Non-WA participants – $1,750
Observers – $175
Accreditation: Approved by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners as a CPD Accredited Activity (40 points) in the 2020-2022 Triennium. Accredited by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine for 1 Educational Activity and 7 Performance Review PDP Units and 6 MOPS points. It is approved for the One Day Rural Procedural Grants Program – Surgery component.
We ask participants to contact their relevant college to ascertain their eligibility for the grant prior to attending.
Length: Full Day – 8.00am-5.15pm