Hepatitis C Nursing

Dates
From:
23 Jun 2022
-
25 Jun 2022

Cost
Free

Available to
Practice Nurses

Continuing Professional Development

CPD Points unavailable

Online

This free facilitated online training course provides nurses with the knowledge and confidence to increase screening and management of hepatitis C in primary care settings.

Online Training Session 1: 23 June, 9:30am-12:30pm AEST

Online Training Session 2: 25 June, 9:30am-12:30pm AEST


Please note that you will need to attend both of the live Zoom sessions in order to receive a certificate of completion. You will receive two calendar invitations to the online sessions separately from Zoom, following your registration to this course.


Target audience:

Nurses and Midwives working in sexual health services, public and private medical clinics, refugee and migrant services, correctional facilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services, drug and alcohol services, mental health services, and youth services, in Victoria.



This course will be delivered in two parts:

  • Part 1 consists of recommended pre reading and a 1-hour eLearning component on advanced liver disease
  • Part 2 consist of two live online Zoom training sessions building on the pre reading and eLearning content through presentations and practical case discussions.


Accreditation

This course is endorsed by the ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 6.5 CPD Hours.



Funding

This activity received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and supported by the Victorian Government.



For more information:


Please contact:

Hannah Macinante, Project Support Officer

hannah.macinante@ashm.org.au

0422 601 461


Learning outcomes:

  • Describe risk factors for HCV, enabling discussions with patients around prevention
  • Discuss HCV serology to identify opportunities for screening, testing and linkage-to-care
  • Explain the nurse’s role in providing culturally appropriate care, free from stigma and discrimination, to people from priority populations
  • Explain the nurse’s role in the management of chronic HCV, advanced liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Outline strategies for supporting patients with medication adherence


Learning objectives align with the AHA Practice Standards for the Hepatology Nurse (2015) and the AHA Consensus based Nursing Guidelines (2019). The course is also endorsed by the Australian Liver Association (ALA).