sexual health and blood borne viruses

Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses

Obesity, chronic disease and fertility

Comprehend the impact on fertility, pregnancy and birth outcomes of specific chronic diseases such as diabetes, mental health problems, epilepsy, and autoimmune disorders.

Reminder: National Cervical Screening Program changes

Reminder: On 1 December 2017 the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) was renewed. The Pap test was replaced by the human papillomavirus (HPV) Cervical Screening Test with the age for screening under the NCSP changed from 18 to 25. Please remember that Pap tests are no longer eligible for Medicare rebates–patients may be charged if this test is requested.

News: Multi-drug resistant gonorrhea

April 2018. Two cases of multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea have been recently detected in Australia. One case was diagnosed in Western Australia and a second case diagnosed in Queensland.

News: The Bega Teen Clinic

March 2018. The Bega Teen Clinic is a nurse-led, early intervention model of access to primary health care for teenagers, which sits within existing general practices providing a drop-in service for young people in rural towns and supported by APNA through the Enhanced Nurse Clinics program.

Managing fertility in general practice

This course aims to provide practice nurses with an understanding of fertility health and family planning and the reproductive health implications for men and women within a general practice setting.

Enhancing knowledge of adolescent fertility

Enhance knowledge of adolescent fertility,reproductive and sexual health and increased confidence in shared decision making with patients whilst improving communication, health prevention, health promotion and education.
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