The Cutting Edge: Advanced Skin Procedures | CTEC

Event Details
Other / Wound Care
29 Jul 2022
29 Jul 2022
Medical Practitioner / Nurse and 0 more

The highly popular Cutting Edge: Advanced Skin Procedures is a unique hands-on cadaveric skills training workshop. It is aimed at GPs with a higher-than-average level of skill in surgery who have access to appropriate levels of equipment and operating facilities.  It is of particular relevance for rural GP proceduralists.

It does not provide certification of competence in any of the procedures outlined and practised.  Limited positions are available for observers and for theatre nurses in the role of assistant.

Workshop content

This highly practical cadaveric workshop covers the following procedures, with only two participants per station.

Demonstrations and practical sessions

  • Excision of skin lesions with focus on safe margins for malignancy
  • Planning excisions on face and neck, ears, eyelids, lips, inner canthus and nose – including wedge excisions, nostril margins and options for closure

Surgical excision and closure

  • Rotation advancement flap
  • V-Y advancement flap
  • Transposition flap
  • Wedge excision of the lip

Surgical repair and closure

  • Eyelid lacerations
  • Ear lacerations

Skin graft

  • Split skin graft
  • Full thickness skin graft

Management of lesions

  • Tip of the nose
  • Nostril margin
  • Ear

The workshop also features presentations on lesion assessment, surgical planning and post-operative management of skin flaps and grafts.

Suitable for:  Surgically skilled GPs with access to appropriate levels of equipment and operating facilities. Of relevance for rural GP proceduralists. Limited observer and assistant theatre nurse positions.

WA participants – $1,800
Non-WA participants – $2,170
Observers – $175
Assistant theatre nurses – Free of charge

Accreditation: Reaccreditation in the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine CPD Programs will be sought for the 2023-2025 Triennium.



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