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Advanced Workshop in Joint Puncture and Soft Tissue Injections

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Course Overview

The procedures are most often used to reduce inflammation, provide pain relief and alleviate stiffness in tendons, muscles and joints of the shoulder, knee, or hip. Doctors who are interested in offering PRP injections in their practice will find the workshop equally beneficial as PRP can be used in the aesthetic medicine field as well as in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND COURSE REQUISITES

This workshop is for General Practitioners only. This workshop assumes no prior knowledge or specific training in the joint puncture or soft tissue injecting. This workshop can be completed individually or as a pre-requisite of the Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures.

Course contents and learning outcomes

This workshop is designed to meet the needs of General Practitioners who are interested in performing joint puncture and soft tissue injections.

This workshop will provide the practitioner with skills at an introductory level including: 

  • Principles of joint puncture
  • Principles of soft tissue injections
  • Joint anatomy and safe treatment
  • Local anaesthesia and safe practices
  • Specific conditions that require joint puncture and soft tissue injections

Course Outline

Friday Evening

6:00pm - 6:30pm Registration Sign-in and collect your lanyard
6:30pm - 7:30pm Theory Principles
  • Assessment
  • Preparation
  • Equipment
  • Procedure

Efficacy and Costing

7:30pm - 7:45pm Break  
7:45pm - 9:45pm Practical

Procedures

  • Upper limb
  • Lower limb

Meet your instructors

This workshop is presented by an experienced surgeon,

Dr Gerard
Dr Gerard Ahern

General Surgeon; Senior Lecturer, Medical Education & Assessment, University of Notre Dame; Honorary Expert, Anatomy and Neuroscience
University of Melbourne

Dates and locations

Melbourne

7 July 2017

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Sydney

22 September 2017

The University of Sydney

COURSE FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

EARLY BIRD RATE

$795

Register 30 days in advance and save $100.

REGULAR COURSE FEE

$895

Full payment on the day of registration

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Course delivery and assessment

The practical workshop is held in the evenings (after hours) to meet the needs of time-poor medical professionals. The workshop includes hands-on performance under the guidance of an experienced medical practitioner who specialises in the field. Participants are required to complete a pre-workshop reading activity. There is no formal assessment, but specific individual feedback is provided by the workshop presenter.

CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION

RACGP: 8 Category 2 QI&CPD points
ACRRM: 4 PRPD points

This workshop:

  • Is recognised by Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP). The RNZCGP recognises all courses endorsed by the RACGP. Peer review and audit are compulsory.
  • Is under academic review by Monash University for dual awards. Monash University may award a Certificate of Attendance for this Advanced Workshop. HealthCert has partnered with Monash University and awarded dual qualifications for several years and will celebrate a decade of collaboration in 2018.

EDUCATION PATHWAYS

Advanced Certificate Pathway

This advanced workshop may be credited towards the HealthCert Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures. Examination questions will need to be completed for credit. Please ask a HealthCert Education Advisor for more details.

How can we help you?

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with one of our Education Advisors if you have any questions, require more information or would like to discuss your learning requirements. We look forward to assisting you.

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