Blood Borne Viruses - Essentials for Primary Care - Shepparton

05 Dec 2017
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM


Available to

Continuing Professional Development

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This is a two hour workshop exploring BBVs from a primary care perspective with a focus on diagnosis, management and treatment. It is suitable for GPs, practice nurses and the wider primary care team.

This session will cover the topics most practical to those working in the primary care setting: at risk populations, modes of transmission, and management, including: risk assessment, screening, testing, diagnosis, and suitability and preparation for treatment.

Speaker: Dr Matt Penn is a GP who works at the Centre Clinic, PRONTO and North Richmond Community Health. He is a S100 prescriber for Hepatitis B and HIV.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the role of Primary Health Care in the management of Blood Borne Virus’s (BBVs)
  • Describe the burden of disease and priority groups for screening
  • Confidently interpret BBV test results and understand the treatment and referral options for the management of BBVs
  • Discuss with patients the BBV treatment options and importance of regular monitoring