This learning activity provides an overview of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and explains how to reach an HCV diagnosis, how to treat the chronic illness that can result, and what potential complications to expect.
FORMAT Choose video or audio delivery. Video: Video format requires Google Chrome; each video purchase can be viewed two times within 6 months of purchase. Rewind and fast forward not available. Audio: Each audio purchase is accessible for 2 years from the date of purchase.
At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Describe the reason for the one-time screen of HCV antibody in Baby Boomers in the United States
- Name two educational points that are essential to review at the time of initial HCV diagnosis
- State three complications of untreated HCV infection
- Define decompensated cirrhosis vs compensated cirrhosis
- Name three new HCV medications with a proven cure rate >90%
TIME TO COMPLETE 45 minutes plus posttest
This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) (which includes 0 hour(s) of pharmacology)
This course is taught by Amanda Chaney, DNP, APRN, FAANP, assistant professor of medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and associate of transplant medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL.
Advanced Practice Education Associates (APEA) is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number 100820.
This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) (which includes 0 hour(s) of pharmacology). Program ID #2020-04-04, 2020-04-09.
APEA App Access
This course is accessible through the APEA app. Purchases must be made through apea.com and will automatically be synced to your app. Content downloaded to your device from the app can be accessed at any time, even without an internet connection.