REDHS Services


A rural and isolated practice endorsed registered nurse (RIPERN) is a nurse that has undertaken additional training to provide a wider range of primary care and emergency services from rural health services.

There are many instances where you can be treated by a RIPERN without needing to be seen by a doctor.

At REDHS, our RIPERN team helps fill the gap in rural medical settings and improve the availability of medical services. RIPERN training enables nurses to extend the scope of their practice as first-call health practitioners. It provides another means to ensure the sustainability of after hour medical services for our region.

REDHS RIPERN-trained nurses have more advanced skills in assessing patients and can begin treating them without waiting for a doctor. They can also provide approved medicines from Schedules 2, 3 and 4, including pain relief and antibiotics.