Clinical guidelines

The College's popular Clinical Guidelines for Mobile Devices provide rural doctors with a handheld decision support tool, accessible within two minutes at point of contact with the patient, to guide immediate clinical management.

They are available for download to all mobile device operating systems (with touch screens) as well as computers, laptops, tablets and iPads by using the iSiloTM software.

The latest edition (August 2018) of the guidelines includes new and amended guidelines in most disciplines.

ACRRM members and subscribers can enrol here.

Also available for download from this module is the PCCM and the CCM.

The current edition of ACRRM's downloadable clinical guidelines includes:

  • 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
  • Emergency Protocols New
  • 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
  • Surgery (SURG)

Features and benefits

The guidelines provide immediate access, at the point of treatment, to best practice information. The numbered linear sequence replicates the reality of acute interaction with a patient.

ACRRM’s Rural Clinical Guidelines are also a well accepted training tool for junior doctors and medical students by increasing their clinical knowledge and confidence through access to relevant and up to date information.

More information

If you would like further information about the ACRRM Rural Clinical Guidelines contact Heather Allwood at ACRRM on Freecall: 1800 223 226 or email.


The Primary Clinical Care Manual 9th edition (PCCM): is the principal clinical reference and policy document for health professionals working in diverse and rural and remote health service settings and contains clinical guidelines and Health Management Protocols. The PCCM supports best practice in rural and remote health care.

Compiled and produced by: Queensland Health - Cairns and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) 

It comprises 7 sections:

  1. Patient assessment and transport
  2. Emergency
  3. General
  4. Mental health and substance misuse
  5. Sexual and reproductive health
  6. Paediatrics
  7. Immunisation

This manual is available for download in pdf format from the ‘Print Version’ page of the ACRRM Clinical Guidelines for Mobile Devices module or directly from


The Chronic Conditions Manual: Prevention and Management of Chronic Conditions in Australia 1st edition 2015 (CCM): is a collection of guides developed using best practice frameworks with their use by clinicians as a core aim; to promote and facilitate standardisation and consistency of practice, using a multidisciplinary approach.

Compiled and produced by:

Queensland Health, Royal Flying Doctor Service Australia (Queensland Section) and Apunipima Cape York.

It is broken into 5 distinct sections:

  1. Lifestyle modifications
  2. Management of diagnosed conditions
  3. Child health checks
  4. Adult health checks
  5. Appendices

This manual is available for download in pdf format from the ‘Print Version’ page of the ACRRM Clinical Guidelines for Mobile Devices module or directly from