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ACRRM Clinical Guidelines For Mobile Devices

ACRRM Clinical Guidelines For Mobile Devices

This ACRRM project was designed and established in 2001 as a pilot project by a group of rural general practitioners on the Atherton Tablelands in Queensland experienced in procedural practice. It was designed to develop, trial and report a set of clinical guidelines tailored for rural medicine initially in the four disciplines of Obstetrics, Emergency Medicine, Paediatrics and Internal Medicine.

The project was based on the idea that rural doctors all keep a note book ("cheatbook") containing recent changes in management of common problems and the usual formulae for working out patient doses, tube sizes etc. The project took existing guidelines and augmented them so that they were practical, easy to read, road tested and relevant.

The guidelines were then developed in a format suitable for use on a mobile device. A system was established so that participating doctors and training registrars were involved in the review and update of the guidelines. The content of all guidelines is continually reviewed and approved by an expert panel consisting of a hospital based doctor, a rural GP and a specialist in the field of the guideline prior to publication.

The current stage of this project has continued to build upon the foundations established within the initial pilot phase of the project and is designed to provide a set of clinical guidelines tailored for rural and remote medicine. They have been developed so that they can be accessed at three different levels - on a Mobile Device as an instant clinical decision support tool, saved in pdf format on any computer or mobile device or accessed via your ACRRM online modules.

The Guidelines are continually being updated and expanded and currently include the following disciplines:

They are aligned with the ACRRM Primary Curriculum and Advanced Specialised Training Curricula, are continually being updated and expanded and currently include the following disciplines:

  • Alphabetical List or by Discipline
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (ATS)
  • Adult Internal Medicine (AIM)
  • Aged Care (AGE)
  • Anaesthetic Crisis Algorithms
  • Anaesthetics (ANA)
  • Child and Adolescent Health (CAH)
  • Dermatology (DERM)
  • Dermatology Tips and Techniques
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Mental Health (MH)
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine (MSK)
  • Obstetrics & Women's Health (OWH)
  • Ophthalmology (OPH)
  • Optimal Cancer Care Pathways
  • Oral Health (ORAL)
  • Ortho - Plastering Techniques
  • Palliative Care (PAL)
  • Patient Blood Management Guidelines
  • Radiology (RAD)
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease Guides
  • Sexual Health (new)
  • Surgery (SURG)


  • Abbreviations
  • ACRRM AST Curricula
  • ACRRM Primary Curriculum
  • Chronic Conditions Manual (CCM)
  • Driver Licensing Medical Standards
  • Primary Clinical Care Manual (PCCM)
  • ACRRM Educational Modules
  • Stroke and TIA Mx

These guidelines are available for download to all mobile device operating systems using the iSiloTM software and download details can be found on the 'How to download the clinical guidelines' page.

We welcome any questions or suggestions for improvements to the guidelines and this can be done either online via the discussion area or by email to h.allwood@acrrm.org.au.

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Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
ACRRM Online Services
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