ASHM NSW Hepatitis C in NSP Settings

Link for more information & registration: https://ashm.org.au/training/nsw-hepatitis-c-in-nsp-settings/

Course Overview

Front-line workers in 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. By sharing messages about testing and treatment, you can support people to protect their health.

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.

Date: Tuesday, 21 November 2023
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm (AEDT)
Location: Online – Zoom

The course will be delivered in two parts:
Part 1 consists of a 1-hour eLearning component introducing the learner to the topics of testing, management and treatment of HCV in addition to how to provide education in the NSP setting.

Part 2 consists of an interactive online workshop building on the knowledge and skills gained in Part 1 through practical case discussions and referral pathway mapping.  Presenters: To be announced.

CLICK HERE to download the flyer for this event.

Learning Objective:

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • 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:  Front-line 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.

Accreditation:  This training is equivalent to 3.5 CPD hours.

For more information: Contact Elaine Turner via email at elaine.turner@ashm.org.au or phone 0478 024 539