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.
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 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.