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186074 - Hepatitis B Prescriber Update

  • : Online

This activity is intended to support ongoing learning for GPs who are accredited to prescribe s100 highly specialised drugs for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B.

Relevance to General Practice

In 2017, over 230,000 people were living with CHB in Australia; of these, 85,000 were not diagnosed, and 187,000 were not engaged in regular care. Opportunistic testing and treatment within the primary care setting is essential to reducing the morbidity and mortality caused by CHB. Australian GPs can become accredited prescribers of highly specialised (s100) drugs for the treatment of CHB through the Hepatitis B s100 Community Prescriber Program administered by ASHM. As part of the program, ASHM provides opportunities for continuing professional development to enable accredited primary care prescribers to maintain their clinical competence and confidence in this area.

Learning outcomes
  • Plan guideline-based monitoring for patients with chronic hepatitis B
  • Evaluate chronic hepatitis B patients’ suitability for antiviral treatment
  • Select and prescribe appropriate first-line antiviral medication for patients with chronic hepatitis B
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Ways in which health can be optimised and maintained are communicated to patients, family members and carers

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • Diagnosis and management is evidence-based and relevant to the needs of the patient

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    • The patterns and prevalence of disease are incorporated into screening and management practices

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    • Professional knowledge and skills are reviewed and developed

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    • Shared decision making and informed consent are explained and obtained

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Aboriginal and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander health
    • Adult health
    • Pregnancy care
    • Refugee and asylum seeker health
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Travel medicine
    Activity sponsor

    Gilead Sciences. (Note: most courses are funded by either the Australian Government Dept of Health or State Health Departments)

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    Novotel Cairns


    Rydges Newcastle

    186074 - Hepatitis B Prescriber Update
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    2 HOURS
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