eLearning Managing Scabies and Crusted Scabies Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) in conjunction with One Disease have developed this eLearning module. It has been developed out of an identified need to assist health professionals to recognise the symptoms of scabies, crusted scabies and skin sores, to know the mite and the epidemiology of scabies, and to understand best-practice treatment and management. Designed as a learning resource for health professionals delivering primary healthcare to clients, particularly Indigenous clients living in remote communities in the Northern Territory, it provides an overview of the key elements involved in managing scabies. Drawing on clinical practice guidelines, research and other resources, it is intended to assist the health professional to become better acquainted with the diagnosis and treatment options for scabies and crusted scabies. In addition to the information in this module, multiple resources and references are provided at the end of the module for further learning.
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The Managing Scabies and Crusted Scabies module forms part of a suite of online clinical training modules referred to as The RAHC Introduction to Remote Health Practice Program (online) and is the latest in this suite. The suite has been developed as a training resource to provide timely, high-quality orientation and learning materials for health professionals preparing to work in remote health clinics and services, in particular, in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.
This module has been developed to meet criteria for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs with: • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) • Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) • Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) • Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) • The Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) CPD points will be awarded as determined by each respective college.
One Disease is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to eliminate diseases from Indigenous communities, and whose aim is to reduce scabies prevalence in remote communities to below 5% amongst children under the age of 5. With this clear aim in mind, One Disease has implemented innovative and culturally respectful treatment programs within Indigenous communities. One Disease believes that no Australian should die from preventable disease, and is building strong partnerships with Indigenous Australians to reduce the statistic of 7 in 10 children in remote Indigenous communities having been affected by scabies before their first birthday. One Disease is eliminating diseases from Indigenous communities - one disease at a time. 1disease.org The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) was established in 2008 and is now part of the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory through Health initiative. RAHC places General Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Oral and Allied Health professionals in remote Indigenous communities throughout the Territory. rahc.com.au