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Chronic Hepatitis C: An Improved Treatment

Program Type

OnDemand

Credits

1 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Offline Date:

Friday, December 15, 2017

ACPE Expiration Date

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Target Audience

Nurse, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician

Cost

$4.00

  • Overview

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a viral infection that injures the liver.  It affects more than 170 million people worldwide. It is most frequently acquired from unsafe needle injections, unsterile medical equipment, or unscreened blood products. Among the six HCV genotypes, the most common in the U.S. is genotype 1, which is found in 60-70% of the HCV population. For years, a combination of interferon and ribavirin was the standard chronic HCV genotype 1 treatment; however, this regimen was ineffective for many people and associated with serious adverse effects. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved several HCV oral treatments with the potential to change HCV treatment history.

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    Handouts

    Slide Document:   HCV_ho_complete.pdf

    Financial Support By

    Pharmaceutical Education Consultants, Inc.
  • Nurse

    Explain history, frequency, and diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV).
    Discuss HCV transmission and signs/symptoms.
    Outline and describe medications used to treat HCV (e.g., mechanisms of action, duration of treatment, and potential side effects).


    Pharmacist

    Explain history, frequency, and diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV).
    Discuss HCV transmission and signs/symptoms.
    Outline and describe medications used to treat HCV (e.g., mechanisms of action, duration of treatment, and potential side effects).


    Pharmacy Technician

    Explain history, frequency, and diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV).
    Discuss HCV transmission and signs/symptoms.
    List medications used to treat chronic HCV.

  • Activity Type

    Knowledge

    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-0000-15-061-H01-P

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-15-061-H01-P

    Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-15-061-H01-T

    ACPE PharmCon, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

    PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

    In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.


HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
Standard Windows/Mac System
iPad or iPhone
Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
Speakers or headphones
 


SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher
Google Chrome
Safari
Firefox 3.0.3 or higher


NETWORK REQUIREMENTS
Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection
 
 

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