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30th September 2014

Content from the 2014 editions of the CARPA Standard Treatment Manual, Women’s Business Manual and Clinical Procedures Manual was updated on 30th September 2014. Online PDFs have been updated and reflect the most current content.

Please delete previously downloaded copies.

Updated hardcopies will be available in October 2014.

Updates include minor corrections, and 

  • a caution added for use phenytoin loading in head injury to reflect recent Central Australian evidence
  • a correction to doxycycline dose for chronic lung disease in adults, added detail for vancomycin dose for endocarditis prophylaxis
  • a correction to ergometrine and misoprostol dose unit in primary postpartum haemorrhage flowcharts, and metronidazole dose unit in severe pelvic inflammatory disease
  • a correction to Newborn resuscitation flowchart, O2 sats table target range at 5 minutes
  • a correction to ACR range for microalbuminuria in men

Click here for the full list of 30.09.14 updates 

Reminder to WBM and CPM users: An infusion pump should be used to deliver oxytocin infusions. 

Please contact the RPHCM team on (03) 8951 4700 or with any queries.

 Online Remote Primary Health Care Manuals brings together five highly respected manuals used in Indigenous and remote primary health care in Australia.

  • CARPA Standard Treatment Manual, 6th edition
  • Minymaku Kutju Tjukurpa — Women’s Business Manual, 5th edition
  • Clinical Procedures Manual for remote and rural practice, 3rd edition
  • Medicines Book for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners and Health Workers, 3rd edition
  • Reference Book for the Remote Primary Health Care Manuals

RPHCM - 5 books

For more information on their context and scope see about.

Access to the Remote Primary Health Care Manuals content is free of charge but does require registration and login.

The organisations that collaborated to make this combined content available online are: Central Australian Rural Practitioner’s Association Inc (CARPA), CRANAplus Inc, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Alukura Branch Inc, and the Centre for Remote Health.

These manuals are produced for primary health care workers including doctors, Aboriginal health workers, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals and should not be used as a substitute for professional qualified advice.