As we fast approach the end of the year I would like to personally thank you on behalf of the Board and the entire team at Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) for being part of the ongoing effort to close the gap in Indigenous health outcomes.
RAHC’s Clinical Manager, Elly Fontes, will be leaving RAHC at the end of the year and moving back into clinical practice. Elly has been instrumental in leading the clinical team in delivering effective clinical support to the Health Professionals (HPs) coming to the Northern Territory to undertake remote health placements.
New online resource for health professionals to understand Machado Joseph Disease (MJD) was launched at Parliament House in the presence of invited guests and media, in Darwin on 15 November, by the Hon. Warren Snowdon, Federal Member for Lingiari and Shadow Assistant Minister for Indigenous Health.
Health professionals (HPs) are reminded to be vigilant when checking vaccines prior to administering them to reduce the risk of errors occurring. Several issues have been identified that may contribute to this and therefore (HPs) are reminded to follow health service policies in regards to administration of vaccines. This includes:
The first free online training resource to assist health professionals across Australia understand Machado Joseph Disease (MJD) was launched at Parliament House in Darwin by the Hon. Warren Snowdon, Federal Member for Lingiari and Shadow Assistant Minister for Indigenous Health.
We received some wonderful pictures from one of our Senior Dental Therapists, Angela Rankin, who recently had her first placement in Galiwin'ku (Arnhem Region). “It was a fantastic experience working remote for the first time and I will be definitely doing more!” says Angela.
The Remote Primary Health Care project is reviewing content for the latest editions of the Remote Primary Health Care Manuals and is looking for volunteer Health Professionals to read over and review the updated draft content. It would generally consist of 5-7 protocols assigned to a reviewer.
The online training module for the operation of the new M1 Stryker® stretchers will benefit both new-to-remote and experienced Remote Area Nurses (RANs) who may need a refresher. The free module can be accessed after creating an account on the Northern Territory Department of Health Mylearning website.