The Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association (CARPA) Standard Treatment Manual is an essential resource for all health professionals practicing in a remote setting.
The CARPA manual is written to assist you when working remote. Significant consultation and research has been applied to develop each topic and it is reviewed regularly to ensure it is up to date and relevant.
Department of Health Northern Territory advises that Remote Area Nurses and Aboriginal Health Practitioners are required to adhere to the CARPA Manual and other clinical guidelines. For current information please visit the Additional Clinical Protocols page on the remote health atlas.
The Chronic Disease Network (CDN) is supported by the Northern Territory Department of Health (NT DoH). THE CDN is a network of more than 800 people and organisations, including RAHC, who are committed to helping reducing rates of Chronic Diseases in the NT.
RAHC health professionals are encouraged to join the CDN to have access to a valuable set of resources relevant to remote and Indigenous health practice. Joining the CDN is free.
Charles Darwin University (CDU) has prepared Remote Ready, a valuable resource to help students prepare for their remote placement. While the resource is designed for students, it is also relevant to qualified health professionals preparing for their first placement.
CommDoc - Medical Audio translator for some NT Indigenous Languages
The Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE) in consultation with clinics, communities, doctors, cultural educators and interpreter services has developed CommDoc. This new app is designed to facilitate more effective communication between patients and health professionals. CommDoc provides audio translations of common medical terms and phrases used by health professionals. These medical terms and phrases have been translated into a number of different Aboriginal languages spoken across the Territory. CommDoc is simple and easy to use with the common terms and phrases split into four sections: Common terms, History, Examination and Body parts, making life easier for both health professionals and patients.
The CommDoc app also features a useful map of the language groups in the Northern Territory. CommDoc is available on the App Store and Google Play.
Indigenous Health Reports
Australian Institute of Health Welfare (AIHW) Report - Hearing Health Services 2012-2013
Indigenous Australians experience some of the highest levels of ear disease and hearing loss in the world, with rates in the Northern Territory more than ten times higher than non-Indigenous Australians.
Since June 2007, the Department of Health (DoH) has provided ear and hearing health services through an integrated and coordinated program in partnership with primary health care organisations. According to the most recent Australian Institute of Health Welfare (AIHW) report released 31 January 2014, there is compelling evidence that the model of integrated service delivery is leading to ear health improvements in children.
To read the latest Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Hearing Health Services Report for 2012 - 2013 please Click Here
To read the 2007 -2012 Hearing Health Services report please Click Here
Listed below is a collection of health reports, health information, statistics and data.