Hepatitis C: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Course Description & Information:

  • Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation, sometimes leading to serious liver damage. The hepatitis C virus (HCV) spreads through contaminated blood. Hepatitis C is caused by one of at least five viruses so far demonstrated to cause hepatitis in humans, and it is estimated to be present in over four million people in the United States. The infection is both similar and different than infections resulting in other forms of viral hepatitis. This program will cover the known causes of Hepatitis C, the course of the disease, the associated acute, and chronic symptoms of the disease, and current treatments available to patients.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-18-007-L01-P, IRD: 5-15-18. Knowledge based activity.
Course Objectives:

  • Describe what “hepatitis” is.
  • Differentiate among the 5-7 diseases known as “infectious hepatitis”.
  • Understand the causes of Hepatitis C.
  • Relate and explain the symptoms of Hepatitis C infection, both acute and chronic.
  • Discuss the course of the disease.
  • Evaluate current approved treatments.

Course Credit: 2 Contact Hours

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Who Should Attend:

Pharmacists, Dietitians, Nursing (2 hours of pharmacotherapeutic credit), Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy professionals, and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Full attendance.
  • Completion of course post-test (70%) and evaluation.

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