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A framework for a nurse practitioner role in acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

Posted on: 7 September, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 3, July 2015 – September 2015
Related to Cardiovascular health Health services Policies Remote Rural Workforce

RHD Australia (2015)
A framework for a nurse practitioner role in acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease
Darwin: RHD Australia

This paper outlines the legislative and professional requirements for the endorsement of a nurse practitioner (NP) in Australia and presents a case for an NP role in the prevention and management of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD). It demonstrates how a nurse practitioner could play a pivotal role in building the capacity of the Australian health service to provide a more systematic, timely and coordinated approach to addressing service gaps and improving outcomes in the management of ARF and RHD.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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