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Treating Hepatitis C Among People Who Use Drugs


 Judith Tsui, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, University of Washington

Target Audience: This activity is designed for interprofessional teams, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, physicians, psychiatrists, and social workers. This activity is accredited for interprofessional teams, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, physicians, and social workers.

Credit designations available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME credit, SW CE credit, Pharmacy CE credit, IPCE credit

Webinar Description: The Hepatitis C Virus is an RNA virus that is not vaccine preventable and is the most common blood-borne infection in the US. The majority of people exposed to the virus will develop chronic infection and it has evolved into an intergenerational epidemic; baby boomers and young people who inject drugs are the most afflicted. This webinar aims to show providers the treatment techniques when working with a patient with co-morbid SUD and HCV.

Educational Objectives:

  • Explain hepatitis C elimination campaigns and that prior authorization requirements and provider restrictions have been lifted.
  • Compare and contrast treatment techniques which are specific to people who use drugs (PWUD).
  • Use adult HCV screening methods and evaluate treatment methods if a patient has the infection.
  • Work with healthcare team to identify methods to use direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) and to implement key steps in treatment
Certificate Instructions
In order to receive maximum credit, learners must:

1. Complete the learning material located under "Course Content"

2: "Start" and complete the "Survey" in reference to this activity.

3: "Start" and complete the final PCSS course "Evaluation" to assess satisfaction and plans for individual and/or team practice change.

4: Follow instructions at the end of the course regarding how to retrieve a certificate.
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on May 27, 2022
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 PA-CME Credit
1 Other Professionals Credit
1 Social Work (ACE) Credit
1 Nursing Credit
1 Pharmacy Credit
1 IPCE Credit
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Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant nos. 1H79TI081968 and 1H79TI083343 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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