Treating Hepatitis C in a Primary Care Setting

July 25, 2019

The goal of this course module is to help clinicians and other service providers understand the local and regional picture of viral hepatitis, understand HCV screening recommendations, current treatment options, the diagnosis, how to treat hcv patients, and specific issues with vulnerable populations especially people who inject drugs, the opioid use disorder.

Target Audience

This program is directed to primary care physicians, specialists (ID, Gastro, Hepatology), nurses, public health, Drug and Alcohol counselors, care coordinators, advocates and other allied health care workers involved in the healthcare of patients who have risk factors for Hepatitis C particularly people who inject drugs.

Learning Objectives

At course completion, attendees should be able to:

Performance

Increase HCV testing, diagnosis, counseling and treatment

 

Competency

Successful linkage to HCV care will increase. Providers will understand how to diagnose and treat HCV.

 

Increase Knowledge

Understand the effectiveness and efficacy of HCV treatment for patients and the community.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 3.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
07/24/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Event starts: 
07/25/2019 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
07/25/2019 - 6:00pm

10:00 a.m.    Welcome and Introductions 

Suzanna Masartis, Executive Director

Community Liver Alliance

 

10:05 p.m.    Program Curriculum

  • Statistics and disease burden
  • Disease progression
  • Extrahepatic manifestations associated with HCV
  • Barriers faced by patients
  • Advantages of treating in a primary care setting
  • Pre-treatment assessment and evaluation
  • Choosing appropriate treatment
  • Preparing for treatment
  • Completing a prior authorization
  • Monitoring treatment
  • Post treatment monitoring
  • Managing advanced and complicated disease
  • When to refer to specialist

 

12:30 p.m.    Case Study Review/ Q & A

 

 

1:00 p.m.      Adjournment

Addiction Recover Services
Philadelphia, PA
United States
 
 

Alison Kost, RN

Mercy Behavioral Health

Suzanna Masartis

 

Executive Director

Community Liver Alliance

Faculty Disclosure

All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.

No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint provider ship of University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Community Liver Alliance. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded 0.3 continuing education units (CEUs) which are equal to 3.0 contact hours.

 

 

Available Credit

  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 3.00 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
07/24/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
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