Primary Clinical Care Manual 11th edition out now
After three years of rigorous review the 11th edition of the Primary Clinical Care Manual (PCCM) is now available for rural and remote clinicians.
Since its first release in late 1990s, the PCCM has become the principal clinical reference for health professionals working in rural, remote and isolated practice areas.
Acting Executive Director Office of Rural and Remote Health Mary King said in addition to updates that reflect best clinical practice, the 11th edition of the PCCM also boasts a more streamlined and user-friendly experience for clinicians.
“The PCCM team, along with the PCCM editorial committee, have really developed an absolutely world-class resource,” Ms King said.
“The amount of work that goes into this manual is tremendous, and at the heart of it is ensuring that clinicians in rural and remote locations can safely and effectively care for their communities.
“Our goal is equity of health care outcomes, no matter where you live, and providing clinicians with the tools they need to properly care for our rural and remote patients is such a vital cog in the health care wheel.”
Ms King said rural and remote HHS facilities would have started to receive their hard copies.
“It’s really important to note that the 11th edition of the PCCM supersedes the 10th edition of the manual, so clinicians should remove any old versions and replace it with the new one,” she said.
“You can also find the controlled copy of the 11th edition on the ORRH website; we do make updates to the manual from time to time and the online version is the controlled copy of the resource, so it’s a good idea to check the website periodically for any changes to the hard copy. We always outline the changes clearly on our website.
"Additionally, there is now training available around 'what's new' in the 11th edition, so if you've completed the training for the 10th edition, we recommend you complete the PARROT - PCCM 11th edition - 'What's New' course on iLearn.”
For more information, please visit the ORRH website.
Queensland Rural and Remote Clinical Network co-Chair Dr Emily Moody, Deputy Director-General Clinical Excellence Queensland Dr Helen Brown, A/ Director-General Shaun Drummond, Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer Adjunct Professor Shelley Nowlan, A/ Executive Director Office of Rural and Remote Health Mary King and Queensland Rural and Remote Clinical Network co-Chair Dr Konrad Kangru holding the recently released 11th edition of the Primary Clinical Care Manual.