Treating Hepatitis C in a Primary Care Setting
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.
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.
At course completion, attendees should be able to:
Increase HCV testing, diagnosis, counseling and treatment
Successful linkage to HCV care will increase. Providers will understand how to diagnose and treat HCV.
Understand the effectiveness and efficacy of HCV treatment for patients and the community.
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
Alison Kost, RN
Mercy Behavioral Health
Community Liver Alliance
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 (CEU’s) which are equal to 3.0 contact hours.
- 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