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New HIV and STI training for nurses

The Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) is offering a face-to-face nurse training in Perth.

Primary healthcare nurses whose patients have, or are at risk of, blood-borne viruses (BBVs) and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) are encouraged to enrol in this training, which involves a combination of online and face-to-face education.

This training will enable participants to increase their scope of practice in HIV and sexual health. Aligned with the Sexual Health Nursing Competency Standards for Primary Health Care Nurses (2013), the course is designed to enhance participants' clinical skills, confidence and knowledge, enabling them to expand their role in caring for the sexual health of patients and the community. The course includes a session that focuses on helping participants advocate for an expanded role within their workplace and provides resources that can assist them in negotiating this process. The one-day course will be held at Grace Vaughan House on 9 March 2014.

To register or learn more about the courses visit the ASHM website (external site).

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