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HEPReady Essentials (Workshop 5)

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Turning Point, Eastern Health

142 Gertrude Street

Fitzroy, VIC 3065

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The aim of HEPReady Essentials is to provide participants with the knowledge to identify risk behaviours and transmission routes of hepatitis, provide clients with advice on testing and treatment programs, understand how to counter stigma and discrimination and implement safe work practices.

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the functions of the liver and the impact hepatitis has on it.

  • Explain the differences between hepatitis A, B and C risk behaviours, disease transmission and progression.

  • Describe the current treatments for hepatitis B and C.

  • Identify pathways for testing and treatment for hepatitis B and C.

  • Describe the ethical and legal issues relating to privacy, stigma and discrimination.

  • Conduct sensitive conversations with customers about viral hepatitis.

  • Implement safe workplace practices.

Presenters: Martin Forrest, Health Promotions Programs Manager, Hepatitis Victoria. For more than 10 years, Martin has been involved in programs such as Indigenous health, refugee and asylum seeker health, and general practice training. Martin worked in the Northern Territory for a number of years, and prior to this conducted research in biotechnology and vaccine development after completing his study in genetics. Martin is passionate about ensuring that disadvantaged and marginalised communities have equitable health outcomes.

Sione Crawford, Health Promotion Project Officer, Hepatitis Victoria. Sione has over ten years’ experience delivering training session for AOD workers, GPs, nurses, health care consumers and marginalised community members on topics ranging from how to be a peer educator and a consumer participation worker to translating research into practice in the blood borne virus prevention field. Sione has delivered modules within the Certificate IV for AOD Work, and has developed specialised training on health promotion and harm reduction for study tour groups.

Who should register? Anyone, including people working in the AOD sector, healthcare workers, nurses, mental health nurses, social workers, pharmacists and dentists.

Cost: $75 (Payable by Credit Card Only)

Lunch is not included, however tea and coffee are provided throughout the morning.

Parking: All day parking is available at Melbourne Museum Car Park on Nicholson Street. Street parking is very limited.

Cancellation Policy: If your circumstances change and you no longer can attend this event after you have registered please email training@turningpoint.org.au no later than one (1) week prior to the event to cancel and/or be issued with a full refund. A refund will not be issued if notification has not been received within this time frame and you will be required to pay for the event.

General enquiries: Please contact Student Administration Monday - Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm (03) 8413 8700 or email training@turningpoint.org.au


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