Details
CPD55m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)438
Published02 December 2018
Updated02 February 2019
Reviewed09 August 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

Can you recognise the signs of liver disease or dysfunction? Begin this Course now and develop your assessment skills to immediately form a clearer clinical picture of a person with liver disease or dysfunction.

Topics include:

  • What are the functions of the liver?
  • How are these affected in liver disease?
  • What clues from a head-to-toe assessment would reveal liver disease?
  • A basic guide to interpreting pathology results and much, much more...

Target audience

This Course will be of interest to health professionals working in hospitals, primary care and in community settings who occasionally, or frequently, care for patients with liver disease.

Purpose

The purpose of this course is to review liver function, assessment and common disorders in order to support best outcomes in people with liver disease or dysfunction.

Need

There is a wide range of liver diseases some of which are very complex and life reducing. Liver disease can affect every organ system in the body because of the complexity of liver function. These relationships make clinical assessment difficult and confusing - particularly because early manifestations of liver disease may be subtle.

Given the diversity of liver disease, it is likely that most health professionals will care for acute and chronically unwell people with this condition. This timely Course provides an opportunity to review liver function, assessment and common diseases to achieve best patient outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Correlate clinical assessment findings with pathophysiological processes to better identify those at risk of liver disease and dysfunction.
  • Apply knowledge relating to the identification of liver dysfunction to prevent complications.
  • Prioritise the holistic care of a person who has liver disease or dysfunction.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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Jana Van der Jagt

Jana Van der Jagt is a hepatology nurse practitioner from the Mid North Coast of NSW where she established and developed the Port Macquarie Liver Clinic. She has worked in the field of hepatology for 18 years. Her current roles include the provision of comprehensive liver disease assessment and management in private practice at Port Macquarie Gastroenterology as well as consultancy services developing and delivering education for healthcare workers. Particular interests include advanced liver disease, nurse education, and the development of responsive models of care. Jana’s qualifications include graduate diploma in critical care nursing, graduate diploma adult education and training, and a master of nursing (nurse practitioner).

Details
CPD55m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)438
Published02 December 2018
Updated02 February 2019
Reviewed09 August 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Alcohol
Hepatic
Chronic Illness
Haematology
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Learner Reviews

4.6

438 Total Rating(s)

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Patumarin Ennis
22 May 2019

I love this source. easy and simple presentation to understand. gained and reenforced knowledge for future practice.

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Jane O'Reilly
22 May 2019

Very useful. Great it includes a case study! Easy to follow.

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Jenny Mattes
22 May 2019

An excellent resource regarding liver function, assessment and common diseases. The case study was particularly interesting and applicable to nursing practice

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Jacqueline Ann Davis
22 May 2019

Interesting presentation, well presented.

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Esther Sibanda
21 May 2019

Great presentation

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rochelle mcbryde
21 May 2019

This was simple to understand and so made it an easy to watch and interesting to understand basic liver anatomy and physiology and conditions that occur

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Sharon Edwards
21 May 2019

Really thorough info...well explained.

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Reta Murphy
21 May 2019

Very informative lecture. Lots of information about a complex organ.

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Danilo Concengco
21 May 2019

This resource gave me a new and better understanding of the liver's importance, function, and care.

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Alison Sloane
21 May 2019

The liver is a fascinating organ and this presentation was a very good way to update my knowledge