Overview

To maintain prescribing rights, Hepatitis B s100 Community Prescribers must participate in continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to management of hepatitis B.  The aim of this is to ensure that prescribers maintain their clinical competencies in hepatitis B.

To support practitioners in maintaining their accreditation, ASHM conducts a range of CPD activities including HBV prescriber updates, other training courses in viral hepatitis, webinars and online CPD activities.

Please refer to section 4 of the Prescriber Handbook for more information.

 

Requirements

To maintain accreditation as Hepatitis B s100 Community Prescribers, practitioners must accrue a total of 3 HBV-relevant CPD points during each calendar year.​

 

How to Earn CPD Points

  • HBV CPD points can be accrued through a variety of education and training activities delivered both by ASHM and by external CPD providers.
  • When attending ASHM activities, Community Prescribers must ensure they sign the attendance sheet in order to claim HBV CPD points.
  • External HBV CPD providers should apply prospectively and submit attendance sheets directly to ASHM in order for the HBV CPD points for Community Prescribers attending that activity to be recorded.
  • Prescribers or education providers can also apply to have individual programs of study or specific courses adjudicated for CPD points by ASHM.

For information about continuing professional development for Hepatitis B prescribers, please refer to section 4 of the Prescriber Handbook

 

​Other CPD Options

Clinical Care Options (CCO) is an online CPD provider that offers presentations (with animated slides and synchronised voice-overs) on hepatitis, given by experts to keep you up-to-date on the ongoing developments in the field.

CCO is developed in the USA. Prescribers are reminded that there may be variations in available treatments and recommendations in Australia.

The InPractice clinical reference tool, owned by CCO, has online HBV chapters available called Hepatitis B Management in Special Populations that include CPD activities. Prescribers are awarded up to 1 HBV CPD point per unit, and up to 3 points per triennium for completion of an online CCO activity.

CCO is a free online resource. If you are not already a CCO subscriber, you will be asked to register on your first visit.

 

Viral Hepatitis Mentoring Program

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  • ASHM invites all health professions working the area of viral hepatitis to be part of its Mentoring Program – a continuing professional development program that aims to strengthen collaborations between tertiary and primary care (mentors and mentees) through one-to-one relationships, and to enhance patient-centered continuity of care.
  • This program has been developed in response to feedback from GPs and specialists linked with the Viral Hepatitis Community Prescriber Programs.
  • ASHM will continue to roll-out the launch of this program in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, and Queensland in 2017. 
  • Visit the website for frequently asked questions
  • Register your interest now via education@ashm.org.au

 

What is it? 

A professional relationship in which an experienced viral hepatitis clinician and a GP working with patients with viral hepatitis share knowledge, answer questions and offer clinical advice and support.

 

Why do it?

  • Strengthen collaboration between tertiary and primary care
  • Enhance and support patient-centered continuity of care
  • Further develop skills in communication, giving feedback and sharing best practice
  • Pass on personal knowledge, insight and experience
  • Stay in touch with emerging issues in viral hepatitis
  • Gain access to one-on-one support
  • Be involved in the development of a community of practice based on mutual support and respect
  • Make use of a framework for discussing complex cases

 

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