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Treating Hepatitis C Among People Who Use Drugs (On-demand)
Overview




Presenter(s):
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. 

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

Support for the Program:
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 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.

Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on May 20, 2025
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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