Treating Hepatitis C in a Primary Care Setting:

CME Training Education for Providers

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Virtual Program

5:00-8:00 p.m.

Registration is free!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This program is directed to primary care physicians, specialists (Infectious Disease, Gastroenterology, Hepatology), advanced practice provides, nurses, public health professionals, drug and alcohol counselors, care coordinators, advocates and other allied health care workers involved in the healthcare of patients who have risk factors for Viral Hepatitis C (HCV), including people who inject drugs.

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The goal of this course module is to help clinicians and other service providers understand the local and regional picture of HCV, understand HCV screening recommendations, current treatment options, the diagnosis, how to treat HCV patients, and specific issues with vulnerable populations especially people who inject drugs and as it relates to the opioid use disorder epidemic.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At course completion, attendees should be able to:

Performance

Increase HCV testing, diagnosis, counseling and treatment.
Competency
Successful linkage to HCV care will increase. Providers will understand how to diagnose and treat HCV.

Increase Knowledge

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

CURRICULUM

• Statistics and disease burden
• Disease progression
• Extrahepatic manifestations associated with HCV
• Barriers faced by patients
• Advantages of treating in a primary care setting
• Pre-treatment assessment and evaluation
• Choosing appropriate treatment
• Preparing for treatment
• Completing a prior authorization
• Monitoring treatment
• Post-treatment monitoring
• Managing advanced and complicated disease
• When to refer to specialist
• Understanding the role of Specialty Pharmacy/340B

Specialty Pharmacy

Support:
• Participant Toolkit and resources
• Phone or Webinar consultation and backup for

complex cases
• Fee based on-site technical assistance to set up

your Hepatitis C Clinic

For more information and to schedule a training program contact the Community Liver Alliance 412-501-3CLA or suzanna@communityliveralliance.org

 

*Please note: Everyone that registers, needs to also complete this pre-test prior to the event date: click here to access the pre-test survey.

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