Curing Hepatitis C in Primary Care

2021sat08may9:30 amsat12:30 pmCuring Hepatitis C in Primary Care

Event Details

Course Summary 
This training aims to provide participants with the knowledge and confidence to increase screening and management of HCV in primary care settings.

Synopsis 
Treatment with direct acting antivirals is easier than ever. This course aims to provide general practitioners, nurse practitioners and other prescribing practitioners the skills and confidence to diagnose, assess, manage and treat HCV in primary care. Increasing HCV treatment in primary care is crucial to achieving HCV elimination in Australia by 2030.

Target Audience
General practitioners, nurse practitioners, other practitioners prescribing or intending to prescribe s85 direct-acting antiviral medication for HCV in primary care settings.

Course Components

  1. Pre-course survey
  2. Online Learning Module
  3. Post-course activity (2 case studies)
  4. Post-course survey
  5. 3-month follow-up survey

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Screen, order and interpret tests appropriately to diagnose chronic HCV infection
  • Discuss strategies with patients to minimise transmission risk and improve liver health
  • Perform the recommended pre-treatment assessment, including liver disease staging
  • Determine the appropriate antiviral therapy for treatment of HCV and explain treatment to patient
  • Implement monitoring and post-treatment follow-up recommendations

Accreditation
This activity has been approved by the RACGP as a CPD accredited activity and has been allocated 40 CPD points.

Funder
This course is funded by Queensland Health.

Cancellations
Registration cancellations and amendments must be notified in writing to ASHM. Cancellations received before 7 May 2021 will not incur a cancellation fee. Cancellations received in writing after 7 May 2021 will incur a $70 per day cancellation fee. This fee may be waived in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of ASHM.

Substitutions
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 Jane.Tieken@ashm.org.au

For more information
Please contact Jane Tieken on 0411 536 307 or click here to send an email to Jane.Tieken@ashm.org.au

Time

(Saturday) 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location

Webinar