Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease - a Practical Guide for Nurses

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Lecture Overview

While some degree of fat in the liver is normal, it only takes a small increase in the percentage of fat for disease to occur. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is becoming increasingly common. It is considered to be the most prevalent cause of liver disease in Australia. Many people with this disease have an increased risk of cirrhosis and liver-related death.

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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). See Educator Profile

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CPD28m of CPD
First Published15 October 2017
Updated15 October 2017
Expires
17 September 2020
Topics
Chronic Illness
Hepatic
Lipids and Metabolic
Metabolic Syndrome
Alcohol
Preventative Health
Allied Health
Public Health
Healthy Lifestyle Counselling
Primary Health Care
Nutrition
Diet
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