Family Planning Victoria Clinical Support Tools
|Family Planning Victoria has a focus on reproductive and sexual health care, education and advocacy.|
There are a number of clinical support tools available on the website including;
guides to quick start contraception, LARC contraception, MTOP advice and information, patient fact sheets.
Family Planning Clinical support is provided through the DiSS Training Program POC advice Line.
Please be aware that IUD insertion and MTOP prescription is not supported through the DiSS clinics (ie on school grounds), due to concerns about patient safety.
STI Management Guidelines -Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM)
|ASHM is a peak organisation of health professionals in Australia and New Zealand who work in HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections and draws on its experience and expertise to support the health workforce.|
Visit ASHM’s website to access a diverse range of educational publications for HCV, HBV, HIV, STI and blood borne viruses.
Click here for the ASHM STI Guidelines in Primary Care.
STI Management Guidelines – Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC)
|Melbourne Sexual Health Centre’s website has a detailed section for health professionals including treatment guidelines, an STI tool, PrEP clinical guidelines and information for sexual health nurses.|
Sexual Health Nurse
Contraceptive prescribing guidelines- UK Medical Eligibility Criteria
|The UK MEC helps clinicians decide what contraceptives they can safely recommend based on the medical conditions of patients in their care. Funded by the FSRH and developed over the last 18 months by our Clinical Effectiveness Unit, this key guidance is informed by robust and up-to-date evidence on when contraceptives can and cannot be safely used. Where evidence was lacking, the FSRH CEU took great care to obtain professional input from leading UK experts in each relevant field.|
UKMEC Summary Chart is easy to navigate: simply enter the Contra-indication into the search box
Guidelines for prescribing and monitoring PREP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (for HIV prevention))
|This new 2-page Decision Making in PrEP tool provides a prescribing pathway which summarises the key eligibility and recommended assessment for primary care providers in Australia who wish to prescribe PrEP and the ongoing patient education and monitoring requirements.|
For expanded details, see the ASHM PrEP Clinical Guidelines