Best practice manuals for remote health care

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The 2017 editions of the Remote Primary Health Care Manuals (RPHCM) were launched on 20 October 2017 at the 35th CRANAplus conference in Broome WA. The RPHCM are a suite of manuals made up of the CARPA Standard Treatment Manual, Minymaku Kutju Tjukurpa Women’s Business Manual, Clinical Procedures Manual and the Medicines Book.

The manuals provide evidence based, best practice protocols tailored to the needs of clinicians, patients and remote Indigenous communities, providing primary health care. They are unique in that they incorporate both best practice evidence and the practice wisdom of remote practitioners.  A short video explaining and orientating practitioners to the RPHCM is available via https://vimeo.com/218416028.

Many remote practitioners have contributed to these editions and the editorial committee looks forward to feedback about the manuals. Please tell the committee what you like about the manuals, anything missing, anything you think is redundant, and offer to contribute to the next edition. Email: remotephcmanuals@flinders.edu.au.

Hard copies of the manuals can be purchased from the Centre for Remote Health or they can downloaded free from the website: www.remotephcmanuals.com.au.

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