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Primary Times Submission Guidelines

Primary Times is APNA's semi-annual publication for primary health care nurses and key stakeholders. Please find the guidelines outlining article submission requirements here

New training for nurses: End of Life Law for Clinicians

Primary health care nurses have a significant and growing role in delivering end-of-life care1 in general practice, aged care, community health and other settings. Their clinical role at the end of life is multifaceted, and can include providing medical and personal care; recognising and responding to deterioration; involvement in clinical decision-making; and care coordination.

Infection prevention helpline

The Victorian Infection Prevention Helpline is here to help clinicians and other staff working in primary health-care settings (e.g., general practice, community pharmacies and community-controlled Aboriginal health services) to navigate and provide support for both broad and narrow questions around infection prevention and control.

Scheduled vaccines and catch-up programs

The importance of scheduled vaccines and catch-up programs. In this segment, you will learn why scheduled vaccinations and catch-up programs are so important, especially in the aftermath of a global pandemic

Digital Health: The Nurse Transformers Project

APNA has partnered with the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) to transform how we use digital health in practice. This exciting initiative is about embracing technology head-on, and bringing our nursing colleagues along for the ride. Together we can ensure digital platforms like My Health Record are utilized to their full extent.

Rotavirus Vaccine

During COVID-19, nurses have observed that some patients are reluctant to attend clinics to receive scheduled immunisations. We explore the risks associated with children missing their early childhood vaccinations.

Meningococcal vaccines

Nurses know the NIP funded vaccines inside-out, but how often do you speak to your patients about the recommended vaccines, but not funded ones? We discuss how to raise this sometimes-tricky conversation and share the reasoning behind recommended vs funded vaccines.

News and Opinion

Latest news, announcements and updates for primary health care nurses and the primary health community.

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