This webpage includes links to:
To review services and benefits of ASCIA Associate membership go to https://www.allergy.org.au/about-ascia/ascia-initiatives#p1
In addition, ASCIA Associate (Nurse) members are invited to regular ASCIA Nurses Zoom meetings.
Opportunities for upskilling nurses include:
- ASCIA Conference Nurses and Dietitians Day https://ascia2022.com/program.php
- ASCIA e-training courses - allergy https://etraininghp.ascia.org.au/
- ASCIA e-training courses - immunodeficiency https://immunodeficiency.ascia.org.au/
- University accredited postgraduate courses (e.g. University of South Australia course https://study.unisa.edu.au/short-courses/professional-certificate-in-allergy-nursing/)
The ASCIA Nurses Forum is available on the ASCIA website. To access to the forum you need to be logged in and then go to www.allergy.org.au/forum/index
The main role of this forum is to enhance communication between nurses who are ASCIA Associate members, and provide opportunities for online discussions about current issues regarding allergy and clinical immunology.
This forum is moderated by the current Chair of the ASCIA Nurses committee and representative on ASCIA Council, Briony Tyquin.
ASCIA Dermatology Nurses SIG - chaired by Jan Belcher
Projects in 2018 have included the review of the new ASCIA eczema e-training course for health professionals.
ASCIA Immunodeficiency Nurses SIG – chaired by Rachael Dunn
Projects include further development of SCIg training resources and other resources for IRT and immunodeficiencies.
ASCIA Nurse Practitioner SIG – chaired by Naomi Fenton
Projects include development of a Scope of Practice for Nurse Practitioners working in allergy and immunology.
ASCIA Paediatric Allergy Nurses SIG – chaired by Val Noble
Issues for discussion include Intradermal testing and food allergen challenges.
ASCIA Research Nurses SIG – chaired by Carolina Valerio
Topics for discussion include types of research studies that nurses are involved in and issues that arise in conducting these studies.
Content updated June 2022