Rural Urgent Care Nursing Program
Below are a number of useful clinical resources relevant to UCCs:
This learning package outlines the actions, clinical effects, indications and clinical considerations for nine commonly used inotropes and vasopressors in Australia. It has been developed to help nurses, and junior medical and allied health staff transition to areas who use these medications such as intensive care and other critical areas.
The Victorian State Trauma System provides support and retrieval services for critically injured patients requiring definitive care, transfer and management. This deteriorating trauma patient guideline provides evidence-based advice on the initial management and transfer of major trauma patients who present to Victorian health services with severe injuries.
This guideline is developed for all clinical staff involved in the care of trauma patients in Victoria. It is intended for use by frontline clinical staff that provide early care for major trauma patients; those working directly at the Major Trauma Service (MTS) as well as those working outside of a MTS.
The Consensus Statement outlines 10 essential elements, divided into three parts: processes of care, therapeutic practice and organisational supports. The Consensus Statement also provides seven guiding principles that describe the philosophy of care underpinning the recognition and response approach to deterioration in mental state.
The Consensus Statement aims to guide health services in developing their own recognition and response systems in a way that is tailored to their communities and the resources and personnel available, and support them to implement actions in the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (second edition).
The purpose of this position statement is to define the role of triage nurse and the minimum triage nurse practice standards in accordance with the best available evidence, to promote national triage consistency in the application of the Australasian Triage Scale (ATS). It is acknowledged that although triage may be performed in a number of settings other than an Emergency Department, the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA) produces this position statement in the setting of the Triage Nurse working within an Emergency Department.
The Australian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) last reviewed these guidelines in July 2016, which is the current version.
This page provides the criteria for the mental health triage tool.
This page provides the criteria for adult physiological predictors.
This document is a quick reference guide for emergency triage.
A clinical guide to improving care in emergency settings provided by Safer Care Victoria.
A visual representation of the above clinical guide.
A clinical guide to the indications, contraindications, administration, and monitoring of magnesium sulfate (sulphate) use in pregnancy.
The resources listed below are inquest documents for coronial cases around Australia which you may like to read to get a better understanding how adverse event findings come about and what contributed to these events. To simplify we have also summarised all the cases at the end:
* Additional guidelines will be added as they become available.