Resources

ASHHNA Resources

Endorsement Policy

ASHHNA offers endorsement to organisations who develop courses and training materials for the specialities. To apply for endorsement please see our Endorsement Policy.

Research Promotion

ASHHNA is able to promote your research project to our members. To apply to have your research promoted please see our Research Promotion Guide.

ASHHNA Standards

The 3rd edition of the ASHHNA Practice Standards for Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV nurses were finalised in 2021. The Standards provide a comprehensive guide to speciality nursing practice for Registered Nurses working in the specialty.

ASHHNA Sub-branches

Each state and territory is able to organise their own sub-branch to discuss issues relevant to their jurisdiction. There are currently no sub-branches, however if you would like to start one, please contact us below.

ASHHNA Social Media Rules

ASHNNA’s Facebook page and Twitter feeds provide news and updates relevant to nurses with an interest, or working in the areas of sexual and reproductive health and HIV. We encourage social media users to add information to these forums by leaving your thoughts and comments about the information shared here. However, ASHHNA social media administrators moderate all activity, and will not hesitate to remove and report any material that is inappropriate or offensive.

Nursing Links

Australian New Zealand Association of Nurses in AIDS Care

Royal College of Nursing UK

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care

The Australian Women’s Health Nurse Association

Sector Resources

Australian STI Management Guidelines for use in Primary Care

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre: Health Professional

Australasian Sexual Health Alliance

Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia

Sexually Transmissible Infections Program Unit (STIPU)

STIPU provides statewide leadership in health promotion and service development in NSW. The STIPU website contains:

  • State-wide Standard Operating Procedures Manual (SOP)
  • Nurse Administration of STI Treatment Protocols (Nurse Medication Protocols)
  • Competency standards
  • Information for nurses working in GP and primary care settings
  • Health promotion materials: Take Blaktion
  • Information on how to access innovative technology such as dry blood spot testing for HIV and Hepatitis C