ASHM has formalised its commitment to the increasingly vital role nurses play in the prevention, identification, monitoring and management of blood-borne viruses (BBVs) and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) through our enhanced ASHM Nursing Program.
Aims of the Nursing Program
The aim of the nursing program is to strengthen the role of nurses working in HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs. ASHM achieves this aim by providing relevant resources, education and training tailored to the needs of nurses in conjunction with key stakeholders across the sector.
ASHM also supports nursing organisations within the sector to develop, deliver and evaluate education on blood-borne viruses and STIs and to advocate for the role of nurses in HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs.
ASHM is working to expand the scope of practice for nurses in the sector, by supporting the development of competency standards and guidelines, which assist to define the role of the nurse.
ASHM actively seeks out opportunities to provide nursing input into national committees and policy discussions through the nursing program. Nursing members of ASHM are also consulted around discussions of the Nursing Program's strategic direction and priorities.
All nurses are invited to become ASHM Members.
Nurses who are existing members of the following professional nursing associations are eligible to receive ASHM membership benefits, free of charge, by becoming an Affiliate Member of ASHM:
- Australasian Hepatology Association (AHA)
- Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA)
- Australasian Sexual Health and HIV Nurses Association (ASHHNA)
- ANZANAC HIV Nurses Special Interest Group of the ANMF
Practical Guidelines and Frameworks to Support Practice
HIV & Sexual Health
Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease