This free training aims to provide participants with the confidence to initiate conversations around hep C in the needle and syringe program (NSP) setting and provide referrals to testing and treatment. 

Frontline workers in needle and syringe program (NSP) settings have a crucial and unique role to play in eliminating hep C. Every day you’re talking to people who might be living with hep C, and in these conversations you can support people to protect their heath. Lunch and all workshop materials will be provided.

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This course will be delivered in two parts:

Part 1 – a 1-hour eLearning component introducing you to the topics of testing, management and treatment of HCV in addition to how to provide education in the NSP setting. 

Part 2 – a 3-hour interactive face-to-face workshop building on the knowledge and skills gained in Part 1 through practical case discussions and referral pathway mapping. 


Workshop Presenters:

Rosie Gilliver Clinical Nurse Consultant, Kirketon Road Centre

Gary Gahan Projects Manager, Kirketon Road Centre


Learning Objectives:

  • Describe risk factors for hep C, enabling discussions with people around prevention and harm reduction
  • Describe hep C testing and liver disease assessment
  • Recognise the treatment options for hep C
  • Identify your local referral pathways for linking people to hep C testing and treatment
  • Communicate confidently with people about hep C testing, treatment, and follow-up processes in the NSP

Target Audience

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. 



Funding

This event is sponsored by AbbVie and Gilead Sciences. Sponsorship is governed by our Sponsorship Policy and the sponsor has no control over content, tone, emphasis, allocation of funds or selection of recipients. ASHM does not endorse or promote any sponsor’s product or service.


Inclusions

This course is equivalent to 4 CPD hours.


For More Information

Please contact Brad Reuter at brad.reuter@ashm.org.au or 0409 615 088.

Date: August 25, 2022 9:00 am

Hepatitis C in NSP Settings

City/Town/Suburb: Sydney, NSW 2010
Venue Name: Rydges Sydney Central
Event Status: Confirmed
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Time Zone: AEST