Announcing launch of new resource - Clinical practice manual

Source: Young Deadly Free,  1 August 2019

NEW CLINICIAN RESOURCE
STI and BBV control in remote communities: clinical practice and resource manual

A key component of the Young Deadly Free project has been the development of resources to support doctors, nurses, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and practitioners with their remote practice.

Our new resource the STI and BBV control in remote communities: Clinical practice and resource manual has been developed for new and more experienced remote clinicians in the areas of STI and BBV testing, care and management.

We consulted widely with remote clinicians in developing this resource. Many highlighted the following challenges:

  • difficulty navigating health systems and models of care
  • limited exposure to and knowledge with some of the STIs and BBVs endemic in many remote communities
  • accessing and navigating relevant STI and BBV clinical guidelines
  • limited cultural orientation, and or guidance on how to best engage young people in the clinic and community settings.

This feedback informed the development of this manual and guided us in identifying online induction resources, training modules and remote practice manuals from across Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia.

The manual also collates national, jurisdictional and regional STI and BBV clinical guidelines as well as highlighting national guidelines for addressing the current syphilis outbreak affecting much of remote Australia.

Using this resource

This manual is available only as an online resource on the Young Deadly Free website. Keeping the resource online is not only good for the environment but also enables us to regularly update it especially as guidelines, references, and epidemiological data are renewed. Or as feedback from you is received. We’ll keep you informed of updates via newsletter alerts.

It's important to note that the information contained within this manual does not substitute clinical advice or guidance and should not be relied on by health practitioners in providing clinical care.

Don't forget to check out all the other deadly resources on the Young Deadly Free

Thank you!

A huge thank you to the many doctors, nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners who generously provided feedback and advice in developing this manual. We also acknowledge the young people, Elders, community leaders – and whole communities – who graciously and enthusiastically offered their time to developing the Young Deadly Free health promotion resources catalogued in the manual.

View the full manual