Rural and Remote Clinical Support Unit
The Rural and Remote Clinical Support Unit (RRCSU) provides support services to Torres and Cape, Central West, North West and South West Hospital and Health Services.
The unit supports safe and quality rural and remote health care through the production of clinical resources, training, credentialing, medical advisory support and primary health care information system services. On request, support is available for all Hospital and Health Services (HHS) with rural and remote facilities.
The Rural and Remote Clinical Support Unit was developed in response to the need to provide governance and support services to the smaller rural and remote Hospital and Health Services. Since 2012, the Unit has been hosted by the Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service.
Products and services provided by the RRCSU include:
The Chronic Conditions Manual1st Edition
Pathways to Access Rural and Remote Orientation and Training
The Primary Clinical Care Manual9th Edition
The focus of the CCM is to provide clinical support in the prevention, early intervention and management of chronic disease and includes:
PARROT provides training programs to support rural and remote clinicians to practice safely and effectively in the primary health care setting. Program areas include:
The PCCM supports the expanded scope of rural and isolated practice through the provision of clinical care guidelines and legislated Health Management Protocols for various conditions. Content includes:
All of these products are based on the principles of: