CARPA Standard Treatment Manual

8th edition
A clinic manual for primary health care practitioners in remote and Aboriginal health services in central and northern Australia

Copyright © 2022 Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association Inc, CRANAplus Inc, Flinders University.

Cover painting © Dinny Tjampitjimpa Nolan, a Ngangkari of the Warlpiri people. No further reproduction permitted without permission.

Illustrations by Stephanie Mackie-Schneider from Flinders University, except where otherwise marked.

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Suggested acknowledgement
CARPA Standard Treatment Manual, 8th edition 2022, CC-BY-NC                 

Publication details
ISBN: 978-0-6455848-0-6 (hardcopy)
ISBN: 978-0-6455848-1-3 (electronic) 

Published by Flinders University
PO Box 4066, Alice Springs, NT, 0871, Australia

First edition 1992
Second edition 1994
Third edition 1997
Fourth edition 2003, Reprinted 2006
Fifth edition 2009, Reprinted 2011
Sixth edition 2014
Seventh edition 2017
Eighth edition 2022

Suggested citation
Remote Primary Health Care Manuals. (2022). CARPA Standard Treatment Manual (8th edition). Alice Springs, NT: Flinders University

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