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Introducing our new Safety & Security Framework

7 Apr 2023

CRANAplus recently released a new safety and security framework outlining its three areas of commitment to the safety and security of remote health professionals. We have also published new and revised resources for health professionals and organisations, which are designed to promote safety and security in remote health workplaces, writes CRANAplus Professional Officer, Melanie Avion.

We recent­ly reviewed how we advo­cate for and pro­vide pro­fes­sion­al sup­port and resources to the remote health work­force, who have expressed ongo­ing con­cerns for their safe­ty and security. 

The out­come is the CRANAplus Safe­ty and Secu­ri­ty Frame­work for Rur­al and Remote Health Pro­fes­sion­als, which describes our three areas of com­mit­ment to safe­ty and secu­ri­ty. The frame­work web­page links remote health pro­fes­sion­als and health ser­vices to resources under each of these three categories.

We have designed this frame­work to sup­port rur­al and remote health pro­fes­sion­als, ser­vices, and organ­i­sa­tions to active­ly improve safe­ty and secu­ri­ty out­comes and, in turn, con­tribute to com­mu­ni­ty health and work­force sustainability.

A range of exten­sive­ly peer-reviewed, con­sol­i­dat­ed and tar­get­ed resources have been cre­at­ed or updat­ed as part of the devel­op­ment of this framework. 

Two fact­sheets are avail­able, one offer­ing guid­ance for employ­ers, man­agers and recruit­ing agen­cies, the oth­er for health professionals. 

Addi­tion­al­ly, work­place posters with the mes­sages every­one has a right to safe­ty’ and health care staff deserve respect’ are avail­able to down­load, print and display.

CRANAplus is also pleased to launch its new Safe­ty and Secu­ri­ty for Remote Health Pro­fes­sion­als reflec­tive module.

This will assist you in find­ing infor­ma­tion, sup­port, and resources as you tran­si­tion to remote prac­tice, or help you devel­op your safe­ty and secu­ri­ty aware­ness if you are already expe­ri­enced work­ing in a remote or iso­lat­ed setting.

We invite you to explore the frame­work, use the resources in your health ser­vice and com­plete the free Safe­ty and Secu­ri­ty of Remote Health Pro­fes­sion­als reflec­tive mod­ule as part of your CPD plan.

View the frame­work and browse our safe­ty and secu­ri­ty resources at CRANAplus Safe­ty & Secu­ri­ty.