This Special Projects Grant is for the development of a manual for treatment of indigenous ear health in Australian and overseas indigenous populations.
It was evident with the latest Otitis Media Guidelines being evidence-based, that a new ATSI Ear Health Manual was necessary. As such, the Fourth Edition of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Ear Health Manual will include the new guidelines and have new co-authors, representing the changes over the last five years or so since the last manual was produced. Five thousand copies of each of the previous editions have been distributed throughout Australia to ASOHNS, Papua New Guinea, Alaska, Greenland and the Pacific Islands, with the fourth edition being planned to include Nepal, and the World Health Organisation. The latest edition will also be linked to a website, with online resources covering ear examination and typical examples of middle ear disease for Aboriginal health workers, nurses, general practitioners and colleagues.