This is a half day course designed to increase participants’ knowledge and understanding of issues related to blood borne viruses (BBVs) such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV from a social, emotional and physical viewpoint and to increase confidence in addressing these issues with clients.
By the end of this course participants will have:
- An understanding of the prevalence and transmission routes of Hepatitis and HIV
- An understanding of testing, treatments and their possible side effects
- An understanding of the psychological and social impact of living with a BBV.
Who should attend?
Those currently working with clients affected by BBVs who wish to increase their general awareness around issues relating to Hepatitis and HIV.
Those with a limited understanding of BBVs and HIV issues who wish to increase their knowledge and skills in order to be better informed when dealing with clients.
Steve Walker, Workforce Development Lead, Fife Health & Social Care Partnership