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Online hepatitis education modules launched

To mark World Hepatitis Day this year, the Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand has produced an online education video series to give health care professionals a valuable source of training. 

The videos were launched on Friday, July 26 and aim to help health care professionals to stay informed and keep up with best practice developments. The resources cover various topics including understanding hepatitis B blood testing, priority groups for hepatitis vaccination, patient management and a history of chronic hepatitis B.

The idea came about following the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM)’s release of similar training modules. Working with ASHM and using these modules as a base, the Hepatitis Foundation has adapted the content and tailored it to a New Zealand context. The educational video series has been independently reviewed by clinicians and is pending official endorsement from the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterologists.

“It is applicable to primary health care nurses and GPs, and is an excellent resource to help with professional development,” Hepatitis Foundation nurse manager Kelly Hayes says.

The resources have been developed as part of the Hepatitis Foundation’s ongoing collaboration with health care professionals around New Zealand and internationally, something Hepatitis Foundation chief executive Susan Hay says is very important. “Collaboration enables a seamless delivery of health services and has been shown to improve health outcomes for patients. The Hepatitis Foundation works closely with many partners to provide effective support for people living with hepatitis.”

The videos can be viewed in the health professionals section of this website.

World Hepatitis Day is held on July 28 every year and aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis.


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