Drug & Alcohol / Mental Health / Sexual Health Nurse

Jana Van Der Jagt

Jana Van der Jagt (NSW) – Member for 8 years

“Joining the AHA gave me a sense of identity as a Viral Hepatitis nurse in a regional, sometimes isolated, setting. Access to the expertise of these fabulous nurses allows me to receive and provide mentorship and has saved me re-inventing the wheel numerous times.

Participating in the AHA Education Development Working Group was very satisfying. I loved being part of planning the annual Summits.
The Consensus Based Hepatology Nursing Guidelines provide an important framework in my daily practice and have been useful for developing programs in my local area.

All that leads to better outcomes for me and for my clients.”

Benefits of being a member

Hepatitis nurses form the largest component of AHA's membership. We work hard to develop publications, educational courses and other resources that are practical and relevant to you.

Resources

  • AHA Practice Standards for the Hepatology Nurse (2014) 
  • The AHA Consensus Based Nursing Guidelines for the Care of Patients with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Advanced Liver Disease and Hepatocellular Carcinoma (2012).

Education

  • AHA Annual Summit
  • ASHM/AHA Hepatitis C Nursing: Advanced Nursing Management
  • ASHM/AHA Hepatitis B Nursing: Advanced Nursing Management

Alliances

  • Australian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) membership
  • Coalition of Nurses Organisation (CoNNO)

News

  • Monthly eNews bulletin
  • Jacqui Richmond Invited to EASL Liver Congress 2015
  • Local nurse wins international poster award

Membership

Membership is only $95 annually and you receive:

  • Educational programs/AHA workshops at national conferences
  • Regular e-news bulletin and alerts outlining our events and announcements, latest research, treatment updates and medical developments
  • Secure members' only website allowing access to:
    • discussion forums
    • conference presentation slides and video
    • professional development and resource opportunities
  • Ongoing opportunities to join national working parties and special project groups
  • Representation in the Coalition of Nurses Organisation (CoNNO)
  • Access to professional standards
  • Invitation to AHA Annual Summit
  • Unique networking opportunities with other professionals working in your field
  • Complementary Australian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) membership
  • Access to research/educational scholarships
  • Free educational opportunities
  • Corporate QANTAS Club membership

Join now

Join now. New members will receive a free PDF of The AHA Consensus Based Nursing Guidelines for the Care of Patients with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Advanced Liver Disease and Hepatocellular Carcinoma (2012).