ASHM offers a range of face-to-face, webinar and online training courses specifically designed for health professionals and any other specific work forces that require hepatitis B education and training. 

ASHM tailors training courses to address the specific needs of the audience and epidemiology and service practicalities of the locality in which it is delivered. We use local experts to deliver the training wherever possible.  

We can develop and tailor courses to meet your specific needs. Please contact ASHM​ if you would like to discuss customised training for your workforce.  

 

Face-to-face training:

This activity is designed for primary care practitioners to effectively diagnose, manage and treat chronic hepatitis B within their primary care setting. Successful completion of the training and online multiple-choice assessment will accredit community-based medical practitioners to prescribe s100 highly specialised drugs for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B. 
 

Duration: Online – 2 hours. Face to face – 1 day  
CPD: This course and associated activities is accredited with the RACGP QI & CPD program for 40 category 1 CPD points.The online modules in this course are accredited for an additional 7 category 2 CPD points.

An educational session for current HBV prescribers and other primary care clinicians with an interest in chronic hepatitis B, on managing patients in the primary care setting and the decision to commence a patient on antiviral therapy. Case scenarios are developed by ASHM clinical advisors or local experts to meet the identified learning needs of ASHMs HBV prescribers, which vary from each State and Territory.   
 

Duration: 1.5 to 2.5 hours 
CPD: Allocated 4 category 2 points (activity number 89371) in the RACGP QI&CPD Program for the 2017-2019 triennium. HBV s100 prescribers will be awarded 1 CPD point for attending. ACRRM activity ID 17887, accredited for 2 core PDP points.

This activity is designed for primary health care nurses who are caring for patients with, or at risk of, chronic hepatitis B. Topics covered in this session include screening, transmission, interpreting test serology, vaccination, monitoring and patient management. 
 

Duration: 3.5 hours 
CPD: This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria. Completion of this educational activity entitles eligible participants to claim 3.5 CPD hours. 

This activity is designed for nurses who have high or at high-risk case load of CHB patients. The course will provide nurses with advanced practical skills and knowledge in hepatitis B nursing. The program content is delivered through presentations and case discussions that introduce the epidemiology and natural history of hepatitis B, vaccination, testing, fibrosis assessment, advanced liver disease, stigma and discrimination and explores the cultural context of hepatitis B nursing. 
 

Duration: 2 Days 
CPD: This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria. Completion of this educational activity entitles eligible participants to claim 12.5 CPD hours.

 

Online training:

This introduction to hepatitis B consists of six individual modules. The modules cover topics including screening, treatment, management and monitoring of Hepatitis B. They describe the association between hepatitis B and liver cancer and identify criteria for HCC surveillance, as well as screening patients undergoing chemotherapy or immunosuppressive/biologic therapy.  

Duration: 2 Hours 

CPD: Allocated 7 Category 2 points in the RACGP QI&CPD program for the 2017-2019 triennium #91497 

Link: https://lms.ashm.org.au/course/view.php?id=1174

 

This webinar series covers topics such as transmission, who to test, interpreting results, vaccination, natural history, initial assessment for CHB, treatment and monitoring, HCC, pregnancy, immunosuppression, co-infection and refugees.  

The webinars include 20-minute didactic education and 20 minute case discussion, plus Q & A.  There is some time at the end when the presenter answered all of the participants' questions. 

Duration: Each webinar is one-hour duration. 

CPD: Existing HBV s100 prescribers can use these video modules to earn HBV CPD points (1 HBV CPD per video module). You will need to watch until the end for a video to be marked as completed. Video completion records will be checked by ASHM staff during the prescriber renewal period, and HBV CPD allocated accordingly. 

Link: https://lms.ashm.org.au/course/view.php?id=1174