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.
Cooktown Hospital – coming
Thursday Island Hospital – coming
Chest Pain / ACS Guidelines:
Resuscitation / Life Support
Sepsis / Infectious Diseases
Febrile Neutropenia – consider this as the management of the unwell oncology / haematology patient. Absence of fever does not exclude severe sepsis.
Environmental / Envenomation
Pressure Immobilisation Bandaging – ARC guideline
Snake Bite Observation Form – helps in the assessment of symptoms