Remote Prac­tice

Frame­work for Remote and Iso­lat­ed Practice 

CRANAplus believes it is imper­a­tive to have nation­al­ly con­sis­tent stan­dards of prac­tice for remote health ser­vice deliv­ery to improve health out­comes for those liv­ing in remote areas, and has devel­oped a frame­work for remote practice.

This frame­work is aimed at all health pro­fes­sion­als includ­ing com­mu­ni­ty based, FIFO, Min­ing, and all oth­er remote & iso­lat­ed settings.

This frame­work encompasses;

• Def­i­n­i­tion of remote
• Defin­ing / describ­ing remote prac­tice
• Char­ac­ter­is­tics of remote health ser­vices
• Prepa­ra­tion for remote prac­tice
• Cre­den­tial­ing Nurs­es and Mid­wives for remote practice

Remote and Iso­lat­ed Min­ing Health Frame­work — Cur­rent­ly under review

The Remote and Iso­lat­ed Min­ing Health Frame­work’ describes the remote health work­force being locat­ed in diverse loca­tions and health set­tings. The min­ing indus­try in Aus­tralia has been active in the remote sec­tor over a long peri­od of time.

Increas­ing demands and com­plex­i­ties have required the Min­ing Indus­try to pro­vide a bet­ter lev­el of health ser­vice to their employ­ees whilst at work in remote locations.

Health Ser­vice Han­dover Template

The Han­dover Tem­plate has been devel­oped for use by health cen­tre staff to com­plete and update as necessary. 

It is a resource that can be giv­en to new, relief or vis­it­ing staff to ensure they have an ade­quate ori­en­ta­tion resource before and dur­ing their stay in your com­mu­ni­ty, there­by help­ing to ensure a safe work­place and con­sis­tent care to com­mu­ni­ty members. 

The Han­dover con­sists of five components;

  • Com­mu­ni­ty
  • Health Cen­tre
  • Emer­gency
  • Health­care
  • Man­age­ment

We’re keen to get your feed-back and hear how usable the tem­plate was and what areas could be fur­ther refined.

Please let us know by email­ing: professional@​crana.​org.​au

Path­ways to remote pro­fes­sion­al practice

Path­ways to remote pro­fes­sion­al prac­tice cap­tures what is required if you are think­ing about going remote, giv­ing you tips for prepa­ra­tion, describ­ing the land­scape of pro­fes­sion­al prac­tice that forms the con­tex­tu­al frame­work for remote and iso­lat­ed pro­fes­sion­al prac­tice. There are spe­cif­ic sec­tions writ­ten for nurs­es and mid­wives who may be con­sid­er­ing advanc­ing their career and aspir­ing to be remote areas nurses/​midwives.