The resources found here are outputs associated with HOT NORTH research activities and funded HOT NORTH projects.

July 2, 2020 11:07 am

Ask the Specialist: Larrakia, Tiwi and Yolŋu stories to inspire better healthcare

‘Ask the Specialist’ is a cultural education podcast which answers doctors’ questions about working with Aboriginal patients at Top End hospitals. “The Specialists” are Larrakia Elder Bilawara Lee, Tiwi Elder Pirrawayingi Puruntatameri and Yolŋu leader Rarrtjiwuy Melanie Herdman.

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April 23, 2020 3:31 pm

Tropical Health Orientation Manual

The 2020 Tropical Health Orientation Manual (THOM) is for health practitioners in northern Australia and is the updated and expanded edition of the 2003 Tropical Health in the Top End Manual. The THOM provides an introductory overview with background knowledge on clinically important conditions....

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October 10, 2019 9:00 am

Healthy Skin, Healthy Mepla

The song, entitled Healthy Skin, Healthy Mepla, was developed after a community run health workshop identified the need for children to learn more about the importance of good skin health hygiene and healthy living.

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September 3, 2019 3:42 pm

First aid treatment for snakebites – use of Pressure Bandages with Immobilisation

This video features Northern Territory herpetologist Chris Peberdy ( and tropical and infectious disease physician and researcher Professor Bart Currie explaining the proper use of pressure bandages with immobilisation for the treatment of a snakebite.

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January 8, 2019 2:58 pm

The ‘Communicate’ Study Poster: Improving communication with hospitalised Aboriginal patients to ensure quality & safety in healthcare

A poster presentation on a study of patient-provider intercultural communication at Royal Darwin Hospital and consequently Aboriginal patient health outcomes, measured using quantitative and qualitative data.

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November 16, 2018 3:22 pm

Minitja Marawili and Yunutju Gondarra – Training Journal 2018

A pictorial journal chronicling the training Minitja Marawili and Yunutju Gondarra undertook as part of their 2018 HOT NORTH Indigenous Development and Training Awards and Telethon Kids Institute END RHD CRE funding.

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November 16, 2018 2:33 pm

AMR Dictionary

The AMR dictionary (as PDF documents and the website is for educational and information purposes about antimicrobial resistance, only.

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November 16, 2018 8:53 am

2018 Oceania Planetary Health Forum – Call to Action

A Call to Action: Policy Dialogue on Planetary Health in the Oceania Region. Subject matter experts, practitioners and researchers in health, development and environment, from the Oceania region and beyond, met in Nadi, Fiji from 5-6 November 2018 at the inaugural Oceania Planetary Health Forum.

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November 15, 2018 12:05 pm

Chronic Lung Sickness Resources – Film, Audio, Facebook page and Flip Chart

Developed in consultation with Telethon Kids Institute, Telethon Kids Kimberley, the Child and Adolescent Health Service, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service, Broome Aboriginal Medical Service, Western Australian Country Health Service and the Broome Aboriginal community, and St Mary's College.

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September 6, 2018 11:57 am

NT & FNQ Diabetes in Pregnancy Partnership

This partnership which includes clinicians, researchers and policy makers will collaborate to inform methods of delivering evidence-based best practice antenatal and post-partum care for mothers with diabetes in pregnancy and their babies.

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August 28, 2018 9:11 am

Shaping the I within the I

This talk was presented by Torres Strait Islander woman Sinitta Sabanito and written by mum, Ella Kris for the 2018 Thursday Island teaching workshop. Ella Kris is a Wuggalaig descendent of the Pani Clan of Mabauig, and has strong ties to the Sampea tribe of Erub and the Zagareb tribe of Mer.

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June 21, 2018 3:19 pm

National Healthy Skin Guideline

The National Healthy Skin Guideline is available freely online, and is housed on the Telethon Kids Institute website with a suite of learning tools including photographs, a visual clinical handbook and an interactive questionnaire.

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April 12, 2018 11:51 pm

Melioidosis and haemodialysis

In this video, our kidney specialist Dr Jaqui Hughes explains why the antibiotics you take at the end of dialysis help prevent you from getting very sick with melioidosis. This video is part 2 of a 2-part series.

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April 12, 2018 11:28 pm

Live well and take care: Protect yourself from a melioidosis infection

Dr Jaqui Hughes, a kidney specialist at Menzies, has developed two videos to explain ways to prevent melioidosis for people in the Top End who need haemodialysis, who are at risk of developing melioidosis. She is working together with the melioidosis research team at Menzies and Top End Health.

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