Treating Hepatitis C in a Primary Care Setting 11.4.21
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.
Welcome and Introductions Alison Kost, RN, Program Manager, Community Liver Alliance
- • 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
8:00 p.m. Case Study Review/ Q & A
8:30 p.m. Adjournment
Alison Kost, RN, Program Director, Community Liver Alliance
Becky Altman, MPH, CRNP, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC, AAHIVM, Program Trainer, Community Liver Alliance
Suzanna Masartis, Executive Director, Community Liver Alliance
No 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 with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh School designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 3.0 contact hours.
Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 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 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 3.00 Attendance