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Chronic Conditions Manual (CCM)

The Chronic Conditions Manual, 2nd edition

The Chronic Conditions Manual, 2nd edition 

The Chronic Conditions Manual (CCM) has been developed using contemporary, evidenced literature and best practice frameworks, with use by clinicians as a core aim. Having access to concise nationally accepted management guidelines to address chronic conditions in a clear, consistent and evidenced manner is a vital part of the patient's journey to a healthier life.

It is our privilege to continue to support the rural and remote health workforce of Queensland and Australia by presenting to you the Chronic Conditions Manual: Prevention and Management of Chronic Conditions in Rural and Remote Australia 2nd edition 2020.

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Chronic Conditions Manual (CCM) Topics

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  • 'Lifestyle modifications' aims to support clinical practice, including:

    • Engaging our patients
    • Alcohol reduction
    • Diet and nutrition
    • Physical activity
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Smoking cessation
  • Provides best-practice recommendations for routine checks from birth to 15 years of age in identifying possible chronic conditions

    It provides a systematic guide for performing health check assessments via direct questioning and clinical procedures, and recommends referral if concerns are identified

  • As per the Child health check section except this section provides best-practice recommendations for routine checks of people over 15 years of age to identify chronic conditions

    Both the child and adult health check sections focus on health promotion and are complemented by both the lifestyle modification and management of diagnosed conditions sections of the manual

  • This section is intended for all clinicians who work directly with patients with a chronic condition in a community setting.

    These guides follow the same format and includes an introductory box highlighting any high risk groups, and the need for urgent referral It provides 26 separate guides for the most common chronic conditions in Australia.


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