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Guidelines for general practice

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Putting prevention into practice

Putting prevention into practice coverKnown 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.

(2nd edition/2006/0869062743)


Abuse and violence: working with our patients in general practice

Whitebook Abuse and violence: working with our patients in general practice, 4th edition, (the White book) was developed by general practitioners (GPs) and experts to ensure that the content is the most valuable and useful for health practitioners.

The manual provides an easy and practical resource and was based on the best available evidence in February 2014. This included 2014 Cochrane systematic reviews on advocacy; 2013 Cochrane systematic reviews on screening for intimate partner violence; 2013 World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for health professionals based on systematic reviews and international consensus on intimate partner and sexual violence; international consensus intimate partner violence guidelines; 2013 randomised controlled trial evidence from general practice; a 2006 meta-synthesis of qualitative studies of what women experiencing intimate partner violence expect from health practitioners and a 2009 systematic review on child abuse interventions.

Abuse and violence: working with our patients in general practice is available for download. It is not available in hardcopy.

(4th edition/2014/9780869063842)


Supporting smoking cessation: a guide for health professionals

Supporting smoking cessation small coverSupporting 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.

Supporting smoking cessation: a guide for health professionals is available for download. It is not available in hardcopy.

(1st edition/2011/9780869063316)


Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice

Redbook 8 coverThe 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.

(8th edition/2012/9780869063446)


General practice management of type 2 diabetes 2014-15

Diabetes management coverIn the development of the 2014–15 edition of General practice management of type 2 diabetes, the RACGP has focused on factors relevant to current Australian clinical practice. The RACGP has used the skills and knowledge of your general practice peers who have an interest in diabetes management and are members of the RACGP’s National Faculty of Specific Interests Diabetes Network.

The General practice management of type 2 diabetes 2014-15 is available for download.

For additional copies, please contact Diabetes Australia on 1300 136 588.

(2014/9780869063743)


National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

National guide coverThe 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.

(2nd edition/2012/9780869063415)


SNAP guide

SNAP coverThis 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.

(1st edition/2004/08698062654)


Additional resources

Implementation guidelines for video consultations in general practice
Guidelines for interprofessional collaboration between general practitioners and other medical specialists providing video consultations
Effective solutions for e-waste in your practice

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