Cervical Screening Essentials Information kit

This kit contains four information sheets to assist health professionals implement the recommendations of the revised Screening to prevent cervical cancer: guidelines for the management of asymptomatic women with screen detected abnormalities.

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The Cervical Screening Essentials Information kit includes the following inserts:

Cervical Screening Essentials (Word 209 KB)
Cervical Screening Essentials (PDF 195 KB)

This seven-page reference sheet is intended to assist you in taking appropriate action on receipt of abnormal Pap smear reports. It includes

  • a summary of the six major changes to management of asymptomatic women with screen detected abnormalities
  • information on:
    • managing women who have been treated for a high grade abnormality
    • HPV and cervical cancer
    • using the HPV DNA test
  • information on applying the guidelines in special circumstances
Management summary (Word 118 KB)
Management summary (PDF 104 KB)

This two-page information sheet summarises the management of asymptomatic women with screen detected abnormalities to assist medical practitioners in taking appropriate action on receipt of Pap smear reports.

Guide to improving participation (Word 24 KB)
Guide to improving participation (PDF 37 KB)

This two-page information sheet outlines some of the reasons women do not participate in cervical screening. It also presents strategies to increase screening participation generally and among specific groups such as women from non-English speaking backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island women, and women with disabilities.

Q & A sheet (Word 21 KB)
Q & A sheet (PDF 26 KB)

This two-page information sheet outlines some common questions health practitioners may be asked by patients about Pap smears and the cervical screening guidelines.
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