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Cervical screening and self-collection education: Session 2
June 16, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cervical screening and self-collection education
VACCHO and VCS Pathology of the Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer (ACPCC) are working to build primary care clinicians’ ability to provide more culturally safe and empowering cervical screening experiences for Aboriginal women.
ACPCC will be hosting 1-hour online clinical education sessions for Victorian ACCO staff. The session is open to all practice staff, and you can choose either of the following dates:
• Thurs 16 June @ 11:30am Click here to register
A recording will be made available to those who are unable to attend on the day. GPs can receive 2 CPD points for this webinar. Nurses and other attendees will receive a Statement of Attendance.
Further dates or extra Q+A sessions can be arranged subject to interest.
Adapted self-collection resources
ACPCC’s self-collection resources have been adapted to better meet the needs of Aboriginal communities in Victoria. These resources will be provided to Victorian ACCOs, together with the Victorian Aboriginal self-collection kits.
Victorian Aboriginal Cervical Screening Self-Collection Kits
Aboriginal self-collection kits for cervical screening are being developed and will be distributed mid-year to all Victorian ACCOs that provide cervical screening. The kits, featuring artwork by Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung and Gamilaroi artist Madison Connors, will include:
• The non-transparent Aboriginal designed pouch
• A self-collection patient instruction card (how to collect the sample)
• A non-transparent specimen bag with the swab
• An artwork postcard which will share the important message of staying strong and being in control of your health.
For women who choose a clinician provided cervical screening test, and/or whose screening result requires them to take further follow up tests, they will be provided a towel featuring Madison’s artwork for use during these consultations and can keep.
For more information on Cancer Screening at VACCHO click here.