Details
CPD55m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)150
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

Portrait of Jana Van der Jagt
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)150
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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Learner Reviews

4.6

150 Total Rating(s)

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Jennifer Brown
22 Mar 2019

Very well presented and easy to understand.

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Andrew Markula
22 Mar 2019

Great presentation.

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Patricia Camacho
21 Mar 2019

The lecture was very useful and such an eye opener,gave a better understanding of liver diseases

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Ricki-lea Maree Robertson
21 Mar 2019

this was great

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Funmilola Owolabi
20 Mar 2019

This resources has added to my knowledge and skills in my practice as a registered nurse.

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Kylie Phelan
20 Mar 2019

Very informative

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Tonia Ataraoti
20 Mar 2019

Grateful to take this course as now I understand more about the liver, its importance and the diseases involved. Some of the diseases or the clinical symptoms to identify cirrhosis I didn't know so this course really is good and I can't wait to use the knowledge I've gained from here

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duodie shan
20 Mar 2019

This video course is very useful and detailed. Give me deeper understanding of liver function and the numbers of pathology results help to identify the problems more precisely.

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Riafe Cartajenas
20 Mar 2019

It is a very good topic

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Katherine Fitzgerald
18 Mar 2019

Highly informative lecture