UW School of Nursing

May 16, 2022

Hepatitis C Update 2020

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On-Demand Program

Course Description

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the most common blood-borne illness in the United States and is the leading cause of liver failure, liver cancer, and liver transplantation. Approximately half of persons with HCV have never been tested and do not know they are infected. The Hepatitis C Update 2020 aims to educate and train healthcare providers in the best practices for screening, diagnosing, management, and treatment to work towards eliminating viral hepatitis C in our communities. We will explore the nuances of providing care to this population through an intersectional lens.

Target Audience

Healthcare professionals including staff nurses, clinical nurse leaders, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse educators, managers, and other interested healthcare providers.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will be better able to:

  1. Understand the epidemiology of HCV in today’s environment to their clinical practice.
  2. Review clinical pearls for HCV treatment & monitoring.
  3. Understand the benefits of and problems with treating Hepatitis C in primary care.
  4. Identify unique work being done in the community to manage and treat hepatitis C.
  5. Review considerations and counseling around social determinants of health in people presenting to primary care for HCV treatment.
  6. Understand how health organization leadership can improve HCV screening and treatment.

Featured Topics

  1. HCV Natural History and Epidemiology – Paula Cox-North, PhD, ARNP, NP-C
  2. Hepatitis C Treatment: History, Current Medications & Treatment Pearls (Rx) – Caroline Pitney, PharmD, BCACP | Mayumi Robbins, PharmD, BCPS | Blaze Paracuelles, PharmD, BCPS
  3. Treating Hepatitis C in Primary Care – Kate Stanley, DNP, MPH, ARNP
  4. Hepatitis C: Where are These Patients? Discussing Creative Ways to Reach Our Patients – Madison McPadden, MSW, LSWAIC | Denise Stinson, MN, RN | Eleanor Walker, MSN,ARNP
  5. Hepatitis C Conundrums in Primary Care – Shauna Applin, MN, BSN
  6. Improving Access to HCV Care: Health Systems Approach – Anne Croghan, MN, ARNP