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Hepatitis C Virus Identifying Risk Factors and Improving Diagnosis and Management

Credits
1.5 hour CME, 1.8 Nursing Contact Hours
Credit Fee
$20
Target Audience
This program is designed for local/regional health care providers, specifically physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses.

Following completion of this web course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify risk factors for HCV and recognize barriers for appropriate screening
  • More effectively diagnose HCV infection
  • More effectively monitor and manage patients with HCV infection, including HIV-infected patients, those with substance abuse and/or psychiatric conditions, or patients in the prison population.
  • Recognize and discuss new therapies and appropriate utilization of those therapies including triple drug therapy with protease inhibitors, and future use of oral three drug regimens.
  • Identify disease management recommendations for patients in accordance with AASLD guidelines, that consider potential barriers to initiation such as socioeconomic status, transportation difficulties in rural areas, and substance abuse and/or psychiatric issues

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