Hepatitis C in Primary Care and Drug and Alcohol Settings for Nurse Practitioners

 9 July 2019

This course is designed to strengthen the capacity of nurse practitioners working in drug and alcohol settings to effectively test for, treat and manage hepatitis C.

This event is being held alongside the 2019 DANA conference in Sydney 17 August 2019.

Registration link: https://www.ashm.org.au/eventinfo/?id=eabaa993-924c-e911-a84f-000d3ae10f1f

When: Saturday 17 August 2019, 8.30am - 4.30pm

Where: Amora Jamison Hotel, 11 Jamison Street, Sydney

Program overview:

Part 1: Two-hour online learning component introducing the learner to topics related to the assessment, management and treatment of hepatitis C.

Part 2: Six-hour interactive face-to-face workshop, delivered by experts in the field. The workshop builds on the knowledge and skills gained in Part 1 by enabling practical and collaborative application through case discussions, group activities, simulation-based models and expert presentations. Each session of the workshop will be delivered by qualified senior clinicians who practise in hepatitis C, hepatology or other relevant areas.

Part 3: Take home capacity strengthening toolkit for all participants. The toolkit will include: a checklist for the assessment and treatment of HCV in drug and alcohol settings; local referral pathways; FibroScan® access forms; an assessment pro forma; and quick reference guides.

Target audience: Nurse practitioners ** Please note, that due to the workshop’s focus on DAA regimen prescription, we are currently prioritising registration for nurse practitioners eligible to prescribe. Closer to the event, we may open this workshop to Advanced Practice Nurses.

Cost: Free! Catering and workshop materials will be provided.

Accreditation: This course is endorsed by ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 6.5 CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard.