Eliminating Hepatitis C – The important role of nurses in general practice - Certificate of Completion

Duration

1.5 hrs

Profession

Nursing

# of Credits

1.5

Accreditation

Certificate of Completion

Expiry Date

2021-04-11

Hepatitis C has been a significant public health issue in Australia for several decades, with a growing number of people living with hepatitis C and its associated disease burden. However, Australia has the essential tools to achieve elimination of hepatitis C as a public health threat, including availability of publicly funded direct-acting antiviral treatments (which can cure hepatitis C) and effective prevention methods including needle and syringe and opioid substitution therapy programs. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is bloodborne, and transmission can occur if there is blood-to-blood contact. Approximately 75 to 85% of cases progress to chronic infection if not treated. There are six main genotypes of the hepatitis C virus, numbered 1 to 6, and different treatment options are available based on the genotype, which will be detailed in this education program.

This interactive online learning activity is valued at 1.5Hour(s) of continuing education.

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Jacqui Richmond, PhD
Registered Nurse – Bachelor of Nursing,
Master of Public Health
Program Manager, Workforce Development and
Health Service Delivery, EC Australia

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