Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2017

20/12/2016

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 Clinical Manager Elly Fontes moves on

20/12/2016

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.

RAHC's new online tool to improve health care for people suffering from rare disease

8/12/2016

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.

Reducing risk of vaccine errors by following the health service policies

17/11/2016

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:

RAHC strengthens its Placement Team in Canberra

17/11/2016

We are pleased to announce some new roles and a new appointment within the RAHC Placement Team in Canberra, under the leadership of the National Manager Tanya Brunt.

New eLearning module launched to help tackle Machado Joseph Disease (MJD) in the Indigenous population

16/11/2016

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.

New-to-remote health professional in the rustic and beautiful community of Galiwin’ku

17/10/2016

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.

Perks of working remote!

13/10/2016

When you join RAHC you are not only part of an effort towards improving Indigenous health in the Northern Territory, but also enjoy a change in working lifestyle from your regular urban setting.

Our RAHC health professional, Audiologist, Jana Fogarty shared some wonderful pictures that speak for themselves.

Centre for Remote Health (CRH) is inviting Health Professionals to review the latest editions of the suite of Remote Primary Health Care Manuals

6/9/2016

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.

Free online training module about the new M1 Stryker® stretcher now available on the Northern Territory Department of Health Mylearning website

2/9/2016

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.  

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