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Dissemination of OM Guidelines and OMapp


The new OM Guideline and OMapp are currently electronic publications available on websites and through the App stores. They have been produced by the CRE_ICHEAR to assist primary health care providers in the delivery of comprehensive, effective and appropriate care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with otitis media (OM).

In order to raise awareness of the updated evidence and of the free OM app we plan to submit a series of publications in international journals of the OM Guideline methods and a summary of the main recommendations for each type of otitis media. This will provide a powerful conduit to GPs and health practitioners across Australia.

Unlike the previous 2010 version, the Commonwealth Government will not be funding the printing and dissemination of the 2020 update to all Aboriginal Medical Services and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations across Australia, although they will be making the Guidelines available via their website. The CRE_ICHEAR will therefore be making available printed OM Guidelines that can be distributed via both CRE_ICHEAR and the Commonwealth Government.

Project Lead: Professor Amanda Leach, Menzies School of Health Research

Centre of Research Excellence in Ear and Hearing Health Goals

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