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    Home Study Details


    Program Type

    Home Study Webcast

    Credits

    1 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    Offline Date

    Saturday, June 16, 2018

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Saturday, June 16, 2018

    Target Audience

    Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Nurse

    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.

      Rating

         4.50  out of 5

      Handouts

      • Slide Document :   HCV_ho_complete.pdf

      Financial Support By

      PharmCon
    • 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).
      List medications used to treat chronic HCV.
      Discuss HCV transmission and signs/symptoms.

      Nurse

      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).
      Explain history, frequency, and diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV).
    • Activity Type

      Knowledge

      CE Broker

      20-483545

      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-15-061-H01-P
      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-15-061-H01-T
      Nurse 0798-0000-15-061-H01-P

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

      PharmCon 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
     
     

    This continuing education activity is held as copyright by PharmCon, Inc. Through this notice, PharmCon, Inc. grants permission of its use for educational purposes only. These materials may not be used, in whole or in part, for any commercial purposes without prior permission in writing from the copyright owner(s).