ASHM, July 2022
This free online training aims to provide participants with the knowledge and confidence to increase the management of HCV in alcohol and other drug settings.
People who inject drugs represent approximately 90% of newly acquired hepatitis C (HCV) infections. This course aims to provide addiction physicians, general practitioners, nurse practitioners, and other practitioners working in Drug and Alcohol settings with the skills and knowledge to diagnose HCV, manage comorbidities and treat HCV.
This online course will be delivered in three parts:
Part 1 consists of a 1.5-hour eLearning component introducing the learner to assessment, management and treatment of hepatitis C in drug and alcohol settings.
Part 2 consists of a 3-hour facilitated online training sessions building on the knowledge and skills gained in Part 1 through practical case discussions.
Part 3 consists of a tailored capacity strengthening toolkit including: a checklist for the assessment and treatment of HCV in drug and alcohol settings; local referral pathways; Fibroscan® access forms; assessment pro forma; and quick reference guides.
Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2022.
AEST: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
ACST: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
AWST: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
- Describe risk factors for HCV, enabling discussions with clients around prevention and harm reduction
- Screen, order and interpret tests appropriately to diagnose chronic HCV infection
- Describe 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
Addiction medicine physicians, general practitioners, nurse practitioners, and other practitioners prescribing or intending to prescribe s85 DAA medication in alcohol and other drug settings (open also to those working in primary care settings). Open to attendees Australia wide.
This education is a CPD Accredited Activity under the RACGP CPD Program. 40 points allocated.
This course is endorsed by the ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 6 CPD Hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Boards of Australia –Continuing Professional Development Standard.
This course received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.
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