Many practices across rural WA have been busy updating policies, procedures and staff premises to ensure the ongoing safety of patients and staff.
The information below shares resources and examples to assist you reduce the risk of transmission in your practice.
Thinking outside the box
When Panaceum Group couldn't find face shields at the beginning of the pandemic, they contacted Geraldton Grammar because they knew they had a 3D printer and thought they might be able to help. The school trialled making the headbands on their 3D printer, but it proved to be inefficient and costly so they decided to laser cut them and achieved a good cost-effective outcome.
Covid-19 information for clinicians (Department of Health FAQ 4 March 2020 v.1)
Clinician advice for pharmacists supplying medicines during Covid-19 (WA Department of Health 1 April 2020)
Covid-19 identifying the symptoms (health.gov.au infographic)
Covid-19 checklist (PracticeAssist form)
Jobkeeper Payment information for employers (last updated 11 April 2020)
Covid-19 primary care package practice incentive payments (Department of Health fact sheet)
Covid-19 financial support measures for general practices (PracticeAssist fact sheet 1 April 2020)
Information on the use of surgical masks (Department of Health fact sheet 26 March 2020 v.5)
Distribution of PPE through PHNs - tranche 1 (Department of Health fact sheet 8 March 2020 v.1)
Distribution of PPE through PHNs - tranche 2 (Department of Health fact sheet 17 March 2020 v.2)
Becoming Telehealth enabled (PracticeAssist fact sheet December 2017 v1.1)
Getting started with Telehealth (ACRRM fact sheet)
Guide to providing Telehealth consultations (RACGP guide updated 6 April 2020)
Telehealth consultations in general practice flowcharts (RACGP guide)
Telehealth consultations in GP respiratory clinics (Department of Health flowchart infographic)
How to do a high quality Telehealth remote consultation (ACRRM fact sheet v1.0)