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Online pharmacy training for Remote Area Nurses

First published on HealthTimes – December 6th, 2017

 

Remote Area Nurses (RANs) have been described as ‘Specialist Generalists’; meaning that RANs need to know a little bit about a lot. RANs are recognised as forming the backbone of rural and remote primary care and provide a growing volume of services, especially in relation to chronic disease management, and practise at an advanced level in a collaborative manner often with limited or distant medical.

Dealing with patients with both chronic and acute conditions across the lifespan, often involving many generations of family, within the context of a culture and community that is not their own is only part of the job description. Often RANs take on other professions’ roles; finding themselves acting as the pharmacist, social worker, driver, cleaner, or even veterinarian.

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