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Rural and remote emergency services standardisation (RRESS) guidelines

Rural and remote emergency services standardisation (RRESS) guidelines

The RRESS guidelines were developed following coroner recommendations from critical incidents in small rural and remote Queensland Health facilities. By standardising emergency resources in all rural and remote facilities, Queensland Health aims to provide a safer, consistent and evidenced care to patients during time critical acute events. These guidelines provide concise recommended resources for all Queensland Health employees working in rural and remote health care facilities to provide acute response services.

The guidelines target our least resourced and most isolated facilities ie Level 1 or Level 2 services (or adapted for use by higher level facilities in Queensland and interstate jurisdictions on advice of local health services) under the Clinical Services Capability Framework Version 3.2 (2014). 

UPDATED 3/11/22 - RRESS guideline Emergency procedural kits, checklist and ordering form

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Ordering RRESS guideline resources

This spreadsheet contains S4HANA ordering details to stock emergency trolleys, packs and kits. As Hospital and Health Services have preferred procurement vendors, this spreadsheet can be used by procurement officers to use or modify to suit their needs.

Frequently asked questions

Common questions around the emergency standardisation guidelines, and their use.
Last updated: 7 July 2021

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