Resources

Cultural Orientation Handbook

Download the PDF of the RAHC Cultural Orientation Handbook.

You can read it online by clicking the centre of the image below.

Clinical Orientation Curriculum

Download the PDF of the RAHC Clinical Curriculum.

You can read it online by clicking the centre of the image below.

Remote Health Atlas

The NT Department of Health has developed the Remote Health Atlas to provide health professionals access to a comprehensive list of resources relevant to remote health professionals.

The Atlas is updated regularly and RAHC health professionals are encouraged to bookmark the page and refer to it regularly, especially prior to each placement.

For more information about the Remote Health Atlas and to see the list of resources please visit the NT Department of Health Remote Health Atlas web page.

CARPA Manual

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.

To view the CARPA manual online or for more information about the CARPA manual, please visit the CARPA website.

The CARPA manual and other associated manuals (such as the CRANAplus Clinical Procedures Manual) is available to purchase as a hard copy from the CRANAplus website or the Centre for Remote Health website.

Chronic Disease Network (CDN)

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.

For more information about the CDN or to join and gain access to CDN resources, please visit the NT Department of Health Chronic Disease Network web page.

CDU School of Health

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.

Remote Ready is available to anyone as a free PDF download on the CDU website. To download Remote Ready, please visit the CDU School of Health Remote Placements web page.

NTGPE

Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE) has as excellent resource on appropriate clothing available to download on the NTGPE cultural education web page.

NTGPE also has a number of online resources you are encouraged to explore, to find out more please visit the NTGPE website

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

 

Health Reports

Listed below is a collection of health reports, health information, statistics and data.

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey 2004-05
  2. Australian Bureau of Statistics National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey 2004-05 Summary of Results
  3. http://www.pc.gov.au/gsp/indigenous/key-indicators-2011">Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2011 - Productivity Commission Report.
  4. Human Rights Commission Close the Gap National Indigenous Health Equality Targets Outcomes from the National Indigenous Health Equality Summit.
  5. AIHW publication: Northern Territory Emergency Response Child Health Check Initiative: follow-up services for oral and ear health: final report, 2007-2012.
  6. AIHW Indigenous Australians Health and Welfare Publications.
  7. AIHW Report - Effective strategies to strengthen the mental health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  8. AIHW Report - Ear disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
  9. AIHW Report - Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: a review of interventions for prevention and management in Indigenous communities.
  10. AIHW - Bronchiectasis
  11. AIHW - COPD — chronic obstructive pulmonary disease