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Suturing Tissue Gluing and Wound Care in General Practice

Saturday, June 3 2023
12:30PM - 5:00PM (ACST)
313 Payneham Road, Royston Park South Australia 5070

Recommended For

GPs, Hospital Doctors, Nurses, Junior Doctors & Medical Students in the Adelaide Metropolitan Area


A hands-on workshop designed to introduce GPs, practice nurses, junior doctors and medical students to the basics of suturing, tissue gluing and wound care. Highly relevant to health practitioners with limited exposure to minor surgical procedures and those wishing to consolidate experience. The workshop has the flexibility to introduce participants to more advanced suturing techniques dependent on their individual learning needs and skill acquisition at the workshop.

Primary care remains at the forefront of wound management in Australia but for many GPs maintaining competency and confidence in suturing minor wounds and in providing general wound care is becoming increasingly challenging particularly for those in the metropolitan areas where many patients requiring minor procedures are often referred to hospital. Practical clinical skills workshops have been shown through experience and in the literature to be one of the most effective methods to enable GPs and other practitioners to regain their confidence and competence in these skills.

Learning Outcomes

Identify the main principles of wound healing and repair
Describe a basic framework for assessing and managing simple acute lacerations and wounds
Demonstrate the safe and appropriate application of tissue glue in closing a wound
Apply safe basic suturing techniques
Discuss the correct 'aftercare' required following wound closure including tetanus vaccination


Registration and Light Lunch
12:30PM - 1:00PM (ACST)
Workshop (including afternoon tea break)
1:30PM - 5:00PM (ACST)


Dr Rosanne Skalicky
Rural Generalist in Critical Care
Royal Flying Doctors Service SA


Great news for AMP locum doctors! We are pleased to offer a special $30 discount exclusively for doctors working as locums with Australian Medical Placements. Enter the provided promo code while checking out or email us for more info.

A cancellation fee of $44 will be charged via invoice for non-attendance at this event. To notify us of your inability to attend, please email events@ampheat.com.au by no later than 3 full business days prior to the event.  If your cancellation is inside 3 business days and unavoidable, please ensure you contact the event manager to discuss whether this fee can be waived for your circumstance.


Non-attendance means you have registered and not notified us of your inability to attend at least 3 full working days prior to the event. 


Why do we charge this fee?

This fee is to cover administration, catering, venue and speaker costs.


Your notification of your inability to attend enables us to provide courtesy notification to speakers who are giving of their valuable time of a drop in attendance numbers. It may also enable us to give someone on a wait list your seat at the event. If we are notified in time to reduce catering numbers with a venue and not be charged, funding can be put towards future education events enabling us to offer more topics. Very low attendance numbers notified with enough notice may also enable us to re-schedule the event to a future date. For these reasons, please let us know with as much notice as possible if you cannot attend.

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Dr Rosanne Skalicky

Rural Generalist in Critical Care, Royal Flying Doctors SA

Dr Skalicky (often referred to as ‘Dr Rose’), is a senior Emergency Physician with extensive national and international experience. Having worked as an emergency physician in Tasmania, Queensland, and South Australia (RAH), Dr Rose headed overseas in 2009. With a passion for equitable access to healthcare and international development in EM, Dr Rose has spent the last decade working overseas in a fulltime capacity – remote NW Tanzania and most recently in Myanmar. In Myanmar, Dr Rose worked under the Ministry of Health developing acute emergency services and training nationally, which included a full-time teaching and clinical load. Having returned to Australia in early 2021 Dr Rose is currently employed by the RFDS as a Rural Generalist in Critical Care, working primarily out of Port Augusta.

Dr Roses’ professional interests include:

·Improving equity in health access
·Health care development of EM in low-middle income countries
·Capacity building of Health staff

When not at work Dr Rose enjoys caring for her family, reading, craft, and obviously seeing new places, and engaging with people from different cultures.