Details
CPD55m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)98
Publish Date02 December 2018
Review Date10 August 2021
Expiry Date02 December 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)98
Publish Date02 December 2018
Review Date10 August 2021
Expiry Date02 December 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Alcohol
Hepatic
Chronic Illness
Haematology
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Further Learning

Learner Reviews

4.6

98 Total Rating(s)

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Navjot Thind
18 Feb 2019

Great resource

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peta O'Meagher
16 Feb 2019

was a great video learning tool. I found it precise/ applicable and easy to follow.. id like to watch it again

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Jessie Teasdale
14 Feb 2019

Very informative and easy to understan.

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Belinda barley
13 Feb 2019

Excellent..Made a complex organ easy to understand by breaking it into simple language with great images.

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Carolyn Hughes
13 Feb 2019

Very good explanation of liver function & tests. Makes sense of why we test and the physiological response in the liver

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Pauline Gaffney
11 Feb 2019

I enjoyed this course because it filled a gap in my knowledge and equipped me with diagnostic tests and tools and how to interpret results. It also made me aware of the importance of history taking and having a knowledge of liver disease.

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Jason Ballard
09 Feb 2019

This was one of the best online presentations I have viewed. It was more thorough than I though it would be which I enjoyed. I believe this online course was well presented and will definitely contribute to nurses and other health care professionals level of competence and bring the standards of nurses up.

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joana boamah
09 Feb 2019

It has enhanced my knowledge of Liver disease What to look in the investigation of Liver disease Management of Patient with Liver disease

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Brydie Grossman
07 Feb 2019

Very informative and easy to follow

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McCauley Ghee
05 Feb 2019

Very well presented, good logical questions, enjoyed doing this course on-line.