Hepatitis education for primary care nurses and other health professionals. The roadshow aims to raise awareness of hepatitis and educate health professionals on how to treat people with the virus, as well as ensuring all nurses get information relevant to their patients so they can provide the best possible care.
The evening event is run by the Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand. The foundation’s clinical director and New Plymouth nurse will be presenting.
The Hepatitis Foundation has completed many major screening, vaccination and research programmes in New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Vietnam during its 30-year history. It now runs a free national long-term monitoring programme that supports people living with chronic hepatitis B.
Hepatitis B spreads through contact with blood or the bodily fluids of someone with the virus. It leads to liver inflammation and scarring and can result in cirrhosis. It can also lead to liver cancer or failure. Chronic hepatitis B is a long-term condition that lasts more than six months and needs regular monitoring.
Registrations of interest are now open. Places are limited so please call 0800 33 20 10 or email us as soon as possible if you’d like to attend.