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How To Guide 2015

The How To Guide

This resource has been developed through consultation with experienced smear-taking nurses who work with high needs populations.  These nurses have willingly shared their ideas and insights for improving engagement, invitation, recall, auditing PMS data, smear-taking and technical tips.  The intention is to improve the experience for women and increase rates of participation. 

In addition, where issues relating to the National Cervical Screening Guidelines have been identified, the document references the appropriate source of guidance e.g. clinical safety, cultural safety, choice, cost, availability, communication, professional standards and professional development.

Three versions are available:  MedTech, MyPractice and Profile. The original version was published and distributed to practices through their PHOs in 2013.  The content was enhanced and updated in 2015.  More updates will be available here soon.

Med Tech Content and Appendices

MyPractice Content and Appendices

Profile Content and Appendices

For those practices who have the original version of the How To Guide and just want the updated content to add to their folder, see below for the inserts:

MedTech Inserts

MyPractice Inserts

Profile Inserts

We welcome feedback on this resource and further ideas for updates.  Please use this form and return to Jane Grant.

National Women's Health
Phone: 09 307 4949
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