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Hepatitis C Among Homeless Individuals

Course #: 09-430

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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description

A major public health problem in the United States and worldwide, the hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the leading cause of death from liver disease and the principal indication for liver transplantation in the United States.  This CEU course provides nurses with information on hepatitis C, focusing on epidemiology such as prevalence and shifting demographics; morbidity and mortality; HCV testing strategies; risk factors; counseling patients with hepatitis C; prevention; treatment and barriers to treatment; and interferon-free therapy.

 CEU Course Objectives

  1. Investigate the CDC's recommendation for routine HCV screening among high-risk individuals.
  2. Examine the disorders that current guidelines recommend all patients with chronic HCV be evaluated for due to an absolute contraindication to interferon-based therapies.
  3. Describe the twelve week therapy that may be effective for treatment of HCV genotype 1 infection.

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