Hepatitis B for Nurses and Midwives
The course will provide Nurses and Midwives with advanced practical skills and knowledge in hepatitis B
The course includes 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 the cultural context of hepatitis B nursing.
Date and Time
Part 1: Tuesday 23rd May 2023, 9am-1pm AWST.
Part 2: Thursday 25th May 2023, 9am-1pm AWST.
Attendance at both sessions is required to receive a certificate equivalent to 8.0 CPD hours.
Through online learning and virtual teaching, participants will learn to:
• Outline the epidemiology of hepatitis B and the risk factors for hepatitis B transmission.
• Identify opportunities for screening and testing, vaccination and linkage to care
• Outline the nurses’ and midwives role in providing culturally appropriate care, free from stigma and
• Outline the nurses’ and midwives role in identifying, diagnosing, assessing, monitoring and treating
patients with chronic hepatitis B and advanced liver disease.
• Utilise innovative strategies and models of care that exist to deliver care for patients with hepatitis B
• This course will be facilitated by Leanne Myers, Nurse Practioner, Harm Reduction WA