The aim of this webinar is to promote awareness, knowledge and confidence to enable you to take on a greater role in the identification and management of liver disease.
The incidence of liver disease is increasing in Australia, and primary care is a key setting where the detection and management of liver disease can make a significant difference to a patient’s survival.
Who is the series targeted towards?
- General Practitioners
- Primary Care Nurses
Registrars and Trainees
- Gastroenterology Nurses
- Nurse Practitioners
- Outline the variety of risk factors that cause chronic liver disease.
- Describe the diagnostic criteria of cirrhosis, a type of liver damage, via an accurate understanding of investigations and clinical signs used in the assessment of liver disorders.
- List the complications and sequelae associated with cirrhosis and cite the signs, symptoms and investigations used to identify them.
- Explain the lifestyle, medication, procedural and surgical management of cirrhosis complications, and the role general practitioners play in the detection and management of liver disease.
- Detail the management of a patient with decompensated liver disease in the general practice setting, the role of gastroenterologists and criteria for admission/hospital-based care.
Dr Chris Schneider (BSc, MD, FRCPC) Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist
Dr Anita Muñoz (MBBS Hons, FRACGP, MPH, GradCertClinTeach) General Practice and Medical Educator
How to register
The meeting is RACGP accredited and all attendees will be invited to complete an evaluation form and receive a Certificate of Attendance.