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HCV Update for Support Staff

March 15, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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HEPATITIS C UPDATE FOR SUPPORT STAFF

Program Overview

The goal of this course module is to help support staff understand the local and regional picture of viral hepatitis, HCV screening recommendations, current treatment options, the diagnosis, and specific issues with vulnerable populations especially people who inject drugs.

Learning Objectives

At course completion, attendees should be able to:

Performance

Increase patient HCV education, counseling, and referrals

Competency

Provide appropriate support/wrap around services to patients being treated for HCV

Increase Knowledge

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

Curriculum

  • The liver
  • Causes of liver inflammation
  • Hepatitis C disease burden
  • Disease progression
  • Consequences of not treating
  • Transmission
  • Screening and testing
  • Referrals
  • Barriers to treatment
  • Current treatment options
  • Harm reduction counseling
  • Tips for a healthy liver
  • Addressing the hepatitis C epidemic

Speaker

Alison Kost, RN, Program Director for the Community Liver Alliance

Alison spent 13 years as part of a team treating Hepatitis C patients in a Primary Care setting.  In a career spanning 20 years, Alison screened close to 8,000 patients in the community for Hepatitis C.

Details

Date:
March 15, 2023
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Venue

Virtual
United States

Organizer

CLA
Phone
412-742-4051
Email
suzanna@communityliveralliance.org
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