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Hepatitis B Nursing - Preventing Liver Cancer in Primary Care

  • : Adelaide SA 5000

This course is targeted at primary health care nurses who are caring for patients with, or at risk of, chronic hepatitis B or other blood-borne viruses. This includes nurses caring for anyone from high prevalence areas (Asia/Pacific or Sub-Saharan Africa), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people engaging in high-risk activities (e.g. injecting drugs, men who have sex with men).

In particular, nurses working in community health services, high hepatitis B caseload GP clinics, refugee and migrant services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services, gay men’s health services, drug and alcohol services, and youth services will find this course useful.

Module 1

A pre-requisite to attending the face-to-face course, is viewing the recorded webinar Nursing Webinar Series: Hepatitis B Nursing and Culture. Presented by Mrs Enaam Oudih, Manager at PEACE Multicultural Services in Adelaide, this webinar is an eye-opening look at culture, cultural identity and working effectively with people from different cultures.

Participants are also expected to read the ASHM profession-based booklet Hepatitis B: Your Crucial Role as a Primary Health Care Nurse.

Module 2

Module 2 is a 3 hour, face-to-face course providing nurses with practical skills and knowledge in hepatitis B nursing in the primary care context. Module 2 involves presentations and case discussions.

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

- Identify who is at risk of hepatitis B infection

- Describe how hepatitis B is transmitted

- Understand hepatitis B testing

- Understand and interpret hepatitis B test results

- Understand the approaches to hepatitis B vaccination

- Describe why regular monitoring for chronic hepatitis B is important

- Consider the role of the primary health care nurse in hepatitis B management.

Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health.

This course is FREE for nurses and midwives

Parking and dinner will be provided for all attendees.

Hepatitis B Nursing - Preventing Liver Cancer in Primary Care
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3.5 hours
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2.75 CPD hours
Adelaide SA 5000
Rydges South Park Adelaide, 1 South Terrace, Adelaide SA
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