ASHM, June 2022
This free training aims to provide participants with the confidence to initiate conversations around hepatitis C in the needle and syringe program (NSP) setting.
Frontline workers in NSP settings have a crucial and unique role to play in eliminating hepatitis C. Every day you’re talking to people who might be living with hepatitis C, and in these conversations you can support people to protect their health. This free online workshop will help build your confidence to initiate conversations around hepatitis C in NSP settings and provide referrals to testing and treatment.
Tuesday, 21 June 2022
AEST: 10:00am – 12:30pm NSW/QLD/VIC/TAS/ACT
ACST: 9:30am – 12:00pm NT/SA
AWST: 8:00am – 10:30am WA
This is a free course delivered in two-parts:
Part 1 – a 1 hour eLearning component introducing the learner to the topics of testing, management and treatment of HCV in addition to how to provide education in the NSP setting.
Part 2 – a 2.5 hour interactive online workshop building on the knowledge and skills gained in Part 1 through practical case discussions and referral pathway mapping.
- Describe risk factors for hepatitis C, enabling discussions with people around prevention and harm reduction
- Describe hepatitis C testing and liver disease assessment
- Recognise the treatment options for hepatitis C
- Identify your local referral pathways for linking people to hepatitis C testing and treatment
- Communicate confidently with people about hepatitis C testing, treatment, and follow-up processes in the NSP
Frontline workers in primary, secondary and pharmacy NSP services; including health education officers, peer support workers, needle and syringe program workers, social workers, nurses, administration officers, pharmacists, and pharmacy assistants.
Equivalent to 3.5 CPD hours
For more information:
Please contact: Hannah Macinante, Project Support Officer 0422 601 461