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183138 - The Cutting Edge: Introductory GP Wound Suturing Workshop

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Face to face
6 hours

This highly practical workshop aims to introduce the GP & Nurse Practitioner to the fundamental knowledge & techniques required for patient assessment, suturing & knot tying skills. This workshop is of particular relevance to GPS & Nurse Practitioners with limited clinical exposure to minor surgical techniques & those wishing to consolidate experience. It is strongly recommended as a foundation suturing workshop for GPS wishing to attend CTEC's Managing Skin & soft Tissue Injuries workshop.

Relevance to General Practice


This activity has been developed by CTEC to fill a GP Suturing requirement by the convenor, senior surgical faculty and CTEC education team who have identified a deficiency in the appropriate level of suturing skills by a number of GPs attending the more advanced CTEC surgical skills workshops this year. Discussion with GPs on the day has revealed many are not getting clinical experience within metropolitan practices who refer patients requiring minor surgery to hospitals, thus depriving GPs the opportunity to practice minor surgical skills. Other GP participants have not kept up with their CPD in practical suturing skills and the following articles bear this observation out. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5553478/

Learning outcomes
  • Demonstrate appropriate assessment of patient
  • Demonstrate efficient suturing techniques and excision of skin lesions
  • Identify the correct use for different suture compositions and correctly select suture and needle type for closure of wound
  • Demonstrate efficient suturing techniques and excision of skin lesions
  • Implement safe practice and competency in suturing
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Aboriginal and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander health
    • Rural health
    • Adult health
    • Care of older people
    • Children and young people health
    • Military medicine
    • Dermatology
    • Pain management
    • General practice teaching
    Partnering organisations

    WA dept of health

    Activity sponsor

    The following Industry Medtronic provides consumable and loan equipment support on this workshop The health department of Western Australia provide financial support.

    183138 - The Cutting Edge: Introductory GP Wound Suturing Workshop
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    6 hours
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    CPD Points
    40 cpd
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