Promoting Excellence in MS Nursing

Resources and Links

The Nurse Practitioner Handbook

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The Australian MS Nursing Manual 2nd Edition

'The manual is designed to help MS nurses in hospital or community settings.  It may act as a reference point for experienced MS nurses, or as a structured teaching tool for less experienced nurses.  Its application extends beyond the MS nursing team.  It is envisaged that it will act as a useful resource to doctors, research fellows, and other members of the multi disciplinary team in a variety of care environments.'
(extract from Introduction of Australian MS Nursing Manual 2nd Edition)

The Australian MS Nursing Manual 2nd Edition The Australian MS Nursing Manual 2nd Edition (5750 KB)

With thanks to the kind permission from Merck Serono and PharmaGuide

Practice Standards

Professional and Practice Standards for Multiple Sclerosis Nurses, Version 2 Professional and Practice Standards for Multiple Sclerosis Nurses, Version 2 (229 KB)

Relapse Tool

Relapse Tool MSNA Relapse Tool MSNA (374 KB)

With thanks to Fiona D'Young and her colleagues at the Auckland DHB

IOMSN International Organisation of MS Nurses

The International Organization of MS Nurses website – provides monographs, educational articles and funding opportunities for research and education There is a link to the MS Nurses Credentialing Board (MSNCB) for those interested in sitting the credentialing exam for MS Nurses accreditation.
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Information on credentialing exam

The MS Nurse International Certification Board (MSNICB)  examination is available in Australia annually for MS Nurses with 2 or more years experience working in MS. For more information, including eligibility requirements, resources and format, please visit the website: www.msnicb.org

Multiple Sclerosis Health Professionals Network (Australia) Incorporated

The Multiple Sclerosis Health Professionals Network exists to support, educate, guide and inform the variety of health professionals who provide care and services for people who have Multiple Sclerosis. It aims to enhance professional development through ongoing education, initiation and review of research and discussion and promotion of evidence based best practice to optimise outcomes in client care. Based in Victoria, MSHPN also aims to strengthen the linkages amongst a diverse population of health professionals in MS, especially the links between community and hospital, country and city.

The association offers peer support to its members through the sharing of experiences and knowledge on a formal and informal basis, and promotes the dissemination of information through communication with other interested health professionals and organisations, with the ultimate aim of enhancing the provision of quality care for the benefit of people with MS.

CONTACT DETAILS:‬

Secretary: Robyn Leamon
Email address: robyn.leamon@bigpond.com

President: Belinda Bardsley
Email address: belinda.bardsley@austin.org.au
Phone: +61 3 9496 3705

Contact postal address
‪MSHPN (Australia) Incorporated
C/o N-CRESS, Department of Neurology, ‪Austin Health
‪145 Studley Road
‪Heidelberg VIC 3084

MS Australia

The home website for MS Australia with links to State and Territory MS Societies
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Multiple Sclerosis Trust UK

The MS Trust is a UK based charity which provides information for people with MS and also MS health professionals.  Details of education programmes and information on MS is available for free.  Details of the MS UK MS Nurses Annual Conference is on the website.
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Consortium of MS Centers CMSC

A North American based organisation for MS healthcare providers and researchers – links to educational resources and holds an annual CMSC multidisciplinary MS conference.  Also provides links to the International Journal of MS Care, book reviews, clinical guidelines and many other resources.
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National MS Society 

Has a comprehensive library of MS information with information, publications, clinical consultations, and literature search services.
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MS Research Australia

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USA Clinical Trials

Information about clinical trials related to MS, conducted around the world.
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Helpful Articles

"Talking to children about MS"

"Untreated depression may interfere with self-management and reduce quality of life" "Untreated depression may interfere with self-management and reduce quality of life" (1031 KB)

Consensus Statement

Nurses' Perspective on approaches to limit flu-like symptoms during Interferon Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

Consensus Statement Consensus Statement (2893 KB)

2017 MSNA Inc Conference
Hobart, Tasmania
1-2 September 2017 » More

MS Nurses Australasia Inc is an official affiliate of the International Organisation of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN) ABN: 921 688 53065