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Viral Hepatitis Prevention

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
2 hours

There are two aspects of prevention that we cover in this module. 

  • The first is how you as a nurse and/or midwife can ensure your personal safety when caring for people who may have a blood-borne virus.

  • The second is what to advise other people at risk of contracting hepatitis, the measures they can take to avoid the virus or to ensure that they are not spreading the virus to family and friends. This refers primarily to safe drug injecting and sexual practices. Other than mother to baby transmission (which is dealt with in detail in another ANMF module), these are the two main transmission routes for viral hepatitis

On completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • Describe the functions of the liver
  • Describe the various types of hepatitis and their transmission routes
  • Identify people ‘at risk’ of contracting viral hepatitis
  • Identify myths that surround hepatitis transmission
  • Adopt standard procedures in a health environment without offending the client
  • Adopt safe procedures if there is a blood spill
  • Identify the risks of needle stick / sharp injuries and adopt procedures to take if an injury occurs
  • Reference organisation blood-borne virus protection procedures
  • Provide advice to clients on safe drug injecting practices
  • Provide advice to clients on safe sex practices
  • Provide advice to clients on safe household practices to prevent hepatitis transmission
  • Explain the role of Needle and Syringe Programs (NSPs) in Australia
  • Determine prevention strategies best suited to meet client requirements
  • Please note: The contents of this module will no longer be accessible once completed.

    Delivery
    Title
    Viral Hepatitis Prevention
    Speciality Classification
    Interest Areas / Topics Covered
    Infectious disease, Preventive healthcare | medicine
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    2 hours
    CPD Points
    2
    Price
    40.00
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