Primary health care is any medical service that is provided outside the four walls of a hospital, including general practice, aged care, schools, community health and other primary health care settings. Primary health care nurses play a critical role in keeping people healthy, providing proactive care and health promotion to keep Australians well.
December 2017. Find out the latest about the Health Care Homes initiative and the role of nurses, including the Health Care Homes Q&A panel from the 2017 APNA conference, perspectives from those support practices involved, and a webinar on the role of nurse transformation.
Reminder: On 1 December 2017 the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) was renewed.
The Pap test was replaced by the human papillomavirus (HPV) Cervical Screening Test with the age for screening under the NCSP changed from 18 to 25.
Please remember that Pap tests are no longer eligible for Medicare rebates–patients may be charged if this test is requested.
Mr Rocco is 37 years old and has Type 2 diabetes. He lives in Dareton NSW. With the support of his local Nurse Practitioner, Mr Rocco uses Telehealth for regular follow-up appointments with his endocrinologist in Adelaide.
Caring@home is a national project led by the Brisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative, and funded by the Australian Government. It has produced resources for community service providers and health care professionals to support carers
manage breakthrough symptoms safely using subcutaneous
medicines. Find out more...
This course is based on the clinical recommendations and information contained within the Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition. It does not enable a primary health care nurse to become an accredited immuniser.
Review your scope of practice, explore how you may be able to further utilise your skills, develop new competencies and provide additional services to your clients or patients by expanding your practice. Primary Times: Spring 2012.