ASHM invites all nurses working in hepatitis C to register for the two-day comprehensive ASHM Hepatitis C Nursing Management and Treatment education program, developed in partnership with the Australasian Hepatology Association (AHA).
In 2016 there were 199,412 people living with Hep C in Australia. New Hep C treatments are available offering cure rates greater than 90%. Without appropriate monitoring and treatment, damage to the liver can lead to mild, moderate or severe liver disease and, in some cases, liver cancer and liver failure.
Registrants can attend 1 day or 2 days of the course depending on their needs.
Option 1 – attend just day 1: HCV introductory nursing course
Option 2 – attend both day 1: HCV introductory nursing course, and day 2: HCV advanced nursing course
Day 1 will introduce nurses to the epidemiology of hepatitis c and their role in screening, assessment as well as models of care for people living with hepatitis C
Day 2 will explore advanced concepts of hepatitis C care and management, including advanced liver disease and diagnosis, management and monitoring of hepatocellular carcinoma
Learning objectives are based on the AHA Practice Standards for the Hepatology Nurse (2015) and the AHA Consensus-based Nursing Guidelines (2012). The course is also endorsed by the Australian Liver Association (ALA).
This course is targeted at primary health care nurses who are caring for patients with, or at risk of, chronic hepatitis C. 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).
Conditions of registration:
Registration cancellations and amendments must be notified in writing to ASHM. Cancellations received before 15 June 2018 will not incur a cancellation fee. Cancellations received in writing after 15 June 2018 will incur a $70 per day cancellation fee. This fee may be waived in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of ASHM.
As an alternative to cancellation, your registration may be transferred to another person without incurring any penalty. ASHM must be advised of the transfer in writing. Please email the name, position, phone and email address of the new delegate to firstname.lastname@example.org.
601 Gregory Ter
Bowen Hills, Queensland 4006
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