Position statements

ACNN develops evidence-based position statements to communicate our position on key neonatal and neonatal nursing issues. Position statements are written by the ACNN's expert committees and are based on the evidence available.

Additionally ACNN reviews and supports regulatory position statements. 

All statements are reviewed regularly, in accordance with ACNN's position statements policy.

Breastfeeding and breast milk substitutes - July 2019

ACNN supports the aim of the World Health Organization International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes to promote and protect breastfeeding as the best form of nutrition for all infants, in particular the sick and/or preterm infants admitted to neonatal units. ACNN also supports the Australian response to the WHO code, the Marketing in Australia of Infant Formulas (MAIF) Agreement, as updated in 2016. Read more in the full statement.

3 January 2017

ACNN strongly supports the position statement Nurses, midwives and vaccination, issued by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) in October 2016, see http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Statements/Position-Statements/vaccination.aspx

ACNN expects its members to comply with the professional standards set by the NMBA. In accordance with the NMBA, ACNN promotes the use of best available evidence as the basis for health care advice. The Australian National Immunisation Handbook 10th edition provides evidence-based advice on vaccinations and their public health associated benefits.

Up to date information can be found on the website Immunise Australia Program http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/national-immunisation-program-schedule

A/Prof Karen Walker
President ACNN

Updated 28 March 2020