Date
17 Oct 2017
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Cost
Free
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Event location
North Western Melbourne PHN - Level 5
369 Royal Parade
PARKVILLE VIC 3052
Available to
All
Points available
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The main objective of this course is to strengthen the capacity of nurses managing patients with chronic viral hepatitis C (CHC), in primary health care settings to effectively test for, treat, support and manage their disease.
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This 3.5 hour, face to face, introductory workshop aimed at nurses currently managing/looking to manage patients with hepatitis C. 

Topics Covered: 
  • Populations at risk of hepatitis C infection
  • Hepatitis C transmission and testing 
  • The role of primary care in diagnosis, management and treatment of advanced liver disease, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. 
  • Current hepatitis C treatments
  • The role of primary health care nurses in hepatitis C diagnosis, management and monitoring support during treatment
  • The negative impact of stigma and discrimination for people with hepatitis C
  • The importance of lifestyle modification factors on hepatitis C progression, including general health and wellbeing
  • Models of Care

Speakers

Dr Jacqui Richmond
Jacqui Richmond has worked in viral hepatitis for the last 19 years in nursing, education, social and health services research, and policy development. Jacqui currently works at La Trobe University as a Research Fellow and the Burnet Institute as the Education Coordinator for the Eliminate hepatitis C partnership. The broad focus of her work is on building the capacity of the health professional workforce to test, treat and manage the health care needs of people living with viral hepatitis. 

Lisa Stothers
For the past 6 1/2 years, Lisa Stothers (RN, Post. Grad. Cert. Critical Care) has worked in rural and metropolitan areas providing viral hepatitis treatment and management  to marginalized patients. Her role has also involved  providing support, education & consultative services to GPs and Primary Health Care Nurses to up-skill in hepatitis C management.  Lisa is also involved in hepatitis C research. Current memberships include Prime Study Steering Committee, NWPHN Steering Committee, Eliminate Hepatitis C Partnership Clinical Pathways working group and Education & Training working group.




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