AAOHN 2017 Annual Conference

417 - Hepatitis C Practice Updates for Occupational Health Nurses

Apr 25, 2017 11:00am ‐ Apr 25, 2017 12:30pm


Credits: None available.

Standard: $50.00

Description

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are 2.9 million individuals in the U.S. infected with chronic hepatitis C (HCV). The landscape of HCV treatment has shifted rapidly in the past few years with the introduction of oral, curative direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment. This session will provide a practice update on HCV and the unique role that occupational health nurses can play in worksite screening, coaching employees who test positive, and benefits design related to drug coverage.

  • Identify which persons should be screened for hepatitis C.
  • Summarize the role of occupational health nurses in screening and linkage patients to care.
  • Describe and restate what treatments are available for hepatitis C.

Speaker(s):

Credits

  • 1.50 - CNE

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