But they never told me I had hepatitis! The important role of primary care nurses in preventing hepatitis C and hepatitis B related liver cancer.
Liver cancer is the fastest growing cause of cancer death in Australia. This is largely due to untreated viral hepatitis (hepatitis B and hepatitis C). Primary health care nurses have excellent chronic disease management skills that can be utilised to support people living with viral hepatitis to manage their condition and prevent liver cancer.
Newly available treatments for hepatitis C are curative, more effective, taken for shorter duration and have fewer unwanted effects. For the first time we can see an end to hepatitis C. Without access to care, up to 25% of people living with hepatitis B will develop advanced liver disease and/or liver cancer. Almost half of the people living with hepatitis B have not been diagnosed and are unaware of their condition.
This seminar is suitable for all nurses working in primary health care, and objectives include:
- increasing, updating and supporting your understanding of hepatitis C and B epidemiology, testing, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring.
- increasing, updating and supporting your knowledge and skills of hepatitis C and B infection control.
- increasing, updating and supporting your understanding of stigma & discrimination experienced by people with hepatitis C and B.
Gabrielle Bennette delivers the session utilitising a number of different training methods, including:
- Interactive learning
- Case studies
- Presentation by a person with lived experience of viral hepatitis
Member $190, Non-member $240, Job Rep or SIG member $180
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