Rural Practice

Acute Rural Clinical Skills

MANY OF THE LINKS PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE ON THIS PAGE HAVE BEEN REMOVED PENDING REVIEW OF THE GOVERNANCE OF GUIDELINES THAT EMINATE FROM ONE FACILITY AND MAY BE UTILISED IN ANOTHER FACILITY WITHOUT GUIDEANCE FROM THE AUTHORS OF THE GUIDELINES. WE HOPE TO HAVE RELEVANT DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE ON THIS PAGE AGAIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

The following documents / guidelines are provided for ease of access by JMOs who are rotating to rural facilities. It is important to note that these do not replace clinical discussion with your supervising SMO, and your facility may have local versions of these guidelines. However, you may find these guidelines useful as educational and reference material.

Please also note that although we will review this material on a regular basis to ensure it remains current we cannot guarantee version control.

You can find some information on the various rural sites on the Cairns RMO Society website.

Orientation Manuals:

Atherton Hospital

Cooktown Hospital – coming

Innisfail Hospital

Mareeba Hospital

Mossman Hospital

Thursday Island Hospital – coming

Tully Hospital

Chest Pain / ACS Guidelines:

Suspected ACS Pathways

Low Risk Chest Pain Pathway

Intermediate Risk Chest Pain Pathway

FNQ Regional ACS Guideline

Resuscitation / Life Support

Australian Anaphylaxis Guideline

Newborn Life Support

ALS Children and Infants

ALS Adults

Status Epilepticus

Hyperkalaemia Guideline

Sepsis / Infectious Diseases

Sepsis Pathway Adult

Sepsis Pathway Child

HIV – Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

Febrile Neutropenia – consider this as the management of the unwell oncology / haematology patient. Absence of fever does not exclude severe sepsis.

Paediatrics

High-flow Nasal Cannula Therapy

Empirical Antibiotic Guidelines

Intravenous Fluid Guidelines

Asthma Management in Children

Assessment of the Sick Child

Trauma

Head Injury Pathway – Child

Head Injury Pathway – Adult

Adult Burns Management

Initial Management of Small Burns

Acticoat Dressings for Burns

Burns – Lund-Browder Chart

Environmental / Envenomation

Stinging Tree

Pressure Immobilisation Bandaging – ARC guideline

Snake Bite Observation Form – helps in the assessment of symptoms

Irukandji Syndrome Managment

Urology

Macroscopic Haematuria

Acute Urinary Retention

Ureteric Calculi

Medication Guidelines

Warfarin Guidelines

NAC Infusion Form

Apixaban & Rivaroxaban Guidelines

Mental Health

Acute Behavioural Disturbance

Screening for Organic Disease

Miscellaneous Guidelines

Care of the Dying

Early Pregnancy Loss Guidelines

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