Treating Hepatitis C in a Primary Care Setting 1.23.20

January 23, 2020

 

 Program Overview

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, medical assistants, office managers, advanced practice providers, specialists, 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

 

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: 
05/16/2019
Course expires: 
10/31/2019
Event starts: 
01/23/2020 - 2:00pm
Event ends: 
01/23/2020 - 5:00pm
Schedule

 

2:00 p.m.      Welcome and Introductions 

Suzanna Masartis, Executive Director, Community Liver Alliance

2:35 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

4:30 p.m.               Case Study Review/ Q & A

5:00 p.m.               Adjournment

 

Northside Christian Health Center
Pittsburgh, PA
United States
Faculty Listing

Suzanna Masartis, Executive Director, Community Liver Alliance

Alison Kost, RN, Community Liver Alliance

 

Faculty Disclosure

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accreditation and credit designation

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.

Physician (CME)

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.

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.

 

 

 

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
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