SAFETY AND HEALTH AWARENESS TALK HEPATITIS: ARE YOU AT RISK?
Date : 14 November 2018
Reported by : Zaharin Zakaria
Category : IIUM Community
The Safety & Health Committee (SHC) Kulliyyah of Medicine will be organizing an awareness talk entitled "Hepatitis: Are Your At Risk?". Details are as follow:
Name: Hepatitis: Are you at risk?
Speaker: Asst. Prof. Dr. Nik Nur FAtnoon Nik Ahmad
Consultant Endocrinologist and Occupational Health Doctor (OHD)
Date: 23rd November 2018/Friday
Time: 8.30 am - 11.00 am
Venue: Lecture Hall 3, Kulliyyah of Medicine, IIUM Kuantan Campus
Target Audience: Healthcare workers (e.g. doctors, nurses, MLTs,
radiographers, students, lecturers) & IIUM Comminity
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The condition can be self-limiting or can progress to fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis or liver cancer. Hepatitis viruses are the most common cause of hepatitis in the world but other infections, toxic substances (e.g. alcohol, certain drugs), and autoimmune diseases can also cause hepatitis. Healthcare workers (HCWs) around the world are at additional risk for acquiring blood-borne pathogens (BBP) like hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV when compared to any other occupational group due to the unique nature of their occupation which involves working with exposure prone procedures during healthcare delivery. Therefore it is essential that HCW to be well informed about Hepatitis and process of treatment based on the guidelines available in Malaysia.
FREE ADMISSION, LIMITED SEAT
SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE FROM OTHER KULLIYYAH ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.
AWARENESS AND PROMOTIONAL
SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE
KULLIYYAH OF MEDICINE, IIUM