Guidelines for general practice
RACGP members receive a 10% saving on new subscriptions to electronic Therapeutic Guidelines (eTG complete), or purchases of Therapeutic Guidelines books.
Known as the 'green book', this 2nd edition of Putting prevention into practice: guidelines for the implementation of prevention in the general practice setting has been created by a multidisciplinary team of experts for use by general practitioners, practice nurses and practice staff. The guidelines are intended to be a practical resource designed to strengthen prevention activities in general practice. The expert team has created an up-todate prevention approach and identified effective prevention activities for general practice. The pressures of practice and the time constraints associated with patient consultations have been taken into account.
Abuse and violence: working with our patients in general practice
The Abuse and violence: working with our patients in general practice update aims to assist GPs and their staff in recognising women, men and children who are survivors of abuse and violence, or who are currently involved in violent situations. This is a sensitive issue, both for patients and GPs, and these guidelines may assist GPs to intervene in a positive and empowering manner. Also includes a DVD inserted into inside back cover.
Supporting smoking cessation: a guide for health professionals 2011, incorporates a number of significant new developments in both the science and practice of cessation support providing health professionals with a valuable resource to help patients keen to stop smoking. GPs and other health professionals now have a greater understanding of the nervous system and nicotine addiction; prescription medications used to treat smoking addiction; and approved use of nicotine replacement therapy.
The Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice 8th edition (the red book) is a synthesis of evidence-based guidelines from Australian and international sources and provides recommendations for everyday use in general practice. The red book provides a single entry point to common conditions seen in Australian general practice and offers practical advice on the kind of screening and services that should be provided to the general population.
The Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice is available for download. It is not available in hardcopy.
Diabetes management in general practice 2011/12
Provides general practitioners with guidelines for ongoing management of diabetes, ensuring higher standards of care for the patient. The guidelines take into consideration the need for involvement from a variety of other healthcare professionals and active participation by the patient. (This guide refers to type 2 diabetes only.)
The Diabetes management in general practice 2011/12 is available to download. It is no longer available in hardcopy.
To obtain the 2013/14 version, please contact Diabetes Australia.
National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
The National Guide is a practical resource intended for all health professionals delivering primary healthcare to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Its purpose is to provide GPs and other health professionals with an accessible, user-friendly guide to best practice in preventive healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.
The National Guide can be used in conjunction with the RACGP Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice 'red book' and with the Medicare Benefits Schedule rebate item 715: Health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The National guide is available to download. It is not available in hardcopy.
This guide is designed to assist general practitioners and practice staff to work with patients on the lifestyle risk factors of Smoking, Nutrition, Alcohol and Physical activity (SNAP). Organisations working with general practices such as divisions of general practice, public health services and other agencies that provide resources and training for primary care staff will also find this guide valuable.
The SNAP guide is available to download. It is not available in hardcopy.