Advanced Liver Disease for Nurses Online Learning Module

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Primary care nurses have a significant role to play in the care and management of people in the community with Advanced Liver Disease (ALD) and knowledge of ALD signs and symptoms will increase primary care nurse’s opportunity to identify ALD in their patients.  Primary care nurses are integral to the care and management of many other chronic diseases so are well placed to support patients with ALD.

This online learning module will provide primary care nurses with the knowledge to identify signs and symptoms of ALD and support their patients with ongoing monitoring requirements, to reduce progression of liver disease. 

The module can be completed as an independent professional development activity and is also a pre-course activity for the ASHM Hepatitis B Nursing: Advanced Management and Care and Hepatitis C Nursing: Advanced Management and Care courses.

Learning objectives:

  1. State the signs and symptoms of advanced liver disease
  2. Outline the steps in fibrosis assessment and management
  3. Outline screening and monitoring requirements for patients with compensated and decompensated cirrhosis
  4. Define the nurse’s role in the identification, care and management of patients with advanced liver disease

Contact: Please email if you require assistance or have a clinical question you would like to raise with a medical educator. 

Target audience: This module is designed for primary care nurses working in General Practice, and other primary care settings where patients may be at risk of advanced liver disease.

CPD:  Completion of this educational activity is equivalent to 1 CPD hour. A certificate can be downloaded upon completion of this educational activity.

Last updated: January 2019

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