Victorian Aboriginal Clinical Cervical Screening Resources

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) has worked with ACPCC to adapt the design of cervical screening resources, which can be offered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients during cervical screening consultations. These clinical resources feature beautiful artwork by artist Madison Connors, a proud Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung and Gamilaroi woman.

The resources aim to create cultural safety, privacy and empowerment during cervical screening consultations which can otherwise be intimidating and uncomfortable for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and people with a cervix.

The Resources

Self-collection kit

The self-collection kit is made up of:

  • Zip-up pouch*
  • Swab
  • Opaque specimen bag
  • Patient instruction card

Covering for clinician collected cervical screening test

Patients who choose, or require, a clinician collected sample, should be offered the covering* to drape over their lower half during their consultation.

Printed resources

Printed information for clinicians, and Resource Information Booklets (how to use the resources) will also be included with orders.

*Patients can take the zip-up pouch OR covering home with them after their cervical screening test, depending on which screening method they choose.

Swabs for self-collection

If your clinic doesn’t send CST samples to VCS Pathology, you can still order all the resources listed. Contact your usual pathology lab to order the correct self-collection swabs.

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