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Practice Experience Program is a self-directed education program designed to support non vocationally registered doctors on their pathway to RACGP Fellowship
RACGP offer courses and events to further develop the knowledge you need to develop your GP career
2022 RACGP curriculum and syllabus
for Australian general practice
The Abuse and violence: working with our patients in general practice provides the best-available current evidence for GPs
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Download the Standards for general practice (5th edition) - a benchmark for quality care and risk management in Australian general practices
Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for general practitioners
Advice and guidelines for GPs and practice teams to help protect general practice information systems
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Read all of the RACGP reports and submissions on various healthcare topics
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Infection prevention and control guidelines
4. Aseptic technique
Agents used for skin asepsis in healthcare practices (‘skin disinfectants’) kill, and temporarily reduce, microorganisms on the skin.
Their use is appropriate for reducing the number of resident microorganisms on the skin in the following situations:
Practices must follow the guidance of the Australian immunisation handbook on skin hygiene when preparing the person receiving the vaccine.
Skin disinfectants may compromise wound healing.5
Agents sold as skin disinfectants are regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and are labelled according to their appropriate use. They must be used according to the manufacturer’s directions.
Skin disinfectants must be appropriate to the site. Some disinfectants are irritant to mucous membranes (eg alcohol) and some cause nerve damage (eg chlorhexidine can cause sensorineural deafness if used in the middle ear).