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Course Description
Hepatitis Case Studies - Hepatitis B

The Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center and the University of Washington are pleased to present the Hepatitis Web Study, a free education service for health care workers who provide clinical care to persons with viral hepatitis. The service offers online, interactive, case-based modules dealing with the diagnosis and management of hepatitis A, B, C, and other hepatitis viruses. Each module includes case studies, discussion points, high-quality illustrations/graphics, references, and resource links. Free continuing education credit is provided.

To register for free CNE, go to the Hepatitis Web Study site, choose a module to complete, and then click on the CNE Credit link on the case study page.

Co-Providers
University of Washington Continuing Nursing Education
Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center

Course Requirements
You may register for the entire course or for single modules.
To receive contact hour credit:

  1. View or listen to the lecture
  2. Study the handouts
  3. Submit a short post-test (exam)
  4. Submit an evaluation

After submitting the post-test and evaluation, you will be able to print a certificate online.

Course Objectives
After completing this course, you will be better able to:

  • There are no objectives for this offering. Please refer to the objectives of the individual modules.

Contact Hours
7 contact hours will be awarded.

  • Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
  • Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #07218 for 7 contact hours.
  • Provider approved as a Washington State clock hour provider by the Washington State Board of Education

Additional Information
Estimated time to complete course: 7 hr
You will have one year from date of registration to complete this course.



Modules in this Course
Natural History of Chronic Hep B Infection
  This module consists of a lecture, handouts, and short post-test.   Contact Hours/Completion Time: 0.5 hr
  Learning Objectives
After completing this module, you will be better able to:
  1. List the major stages of chronic hepatitis B virus infection.
  2. Summarize the natural history of patients following acute hepatitis B virus infection.
 
Serologic and Virologic Markers
  This module consists of a lecture, handouts, and short post-test.   Contact Hours/Completion Time: 0.5 hr
  Learning Objectives
After completing this module, you will be better able to:
  1. Describe the serologic response that occurs in response to acute hepatitis B virus infection.
  2. Discuss the serologic responses that occur in patients with resolved HBV infection.
 
Interpretation of Isolated Hep B Core Antibody
  This module consists of a lecture, handouts, and short post-test.   Contact Hours/Completion Time: 1 hr
  Learning Objectives
After completing this module, you will be better able to:
  1. List the potential causes of a finding of isolated hepatitis B core antibody.
  2. Discuss the approach to patients with isolated hepatitis B core antibody.
 
Approach to the HBsAg-Positive Patient
  This module consists of a lecture, handouts, and short post-test.   Contact Hours/Completion Time: 1 hr
  Learning Objectives
After completing this module, you will be better able to:
  1. Summarize the initial assessment of patients with positive hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg).
  2. Interpret laboratory tests used to evaluate patients with positive hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg).
 
Approach to the HBeAg-Negative Patient with Increased Hepatic Aminotransferase Levels
  This module consists of a lecture, handouts, and short post-test.   Contact Hours/Completion Time: 0.5 hr
  Learning Objectives
After completing this module, you will be better able to:
  1. Explain how precore and core promoter mutations alter hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) production.
  2. Describe the clinical implications and management of precore and core promoter mutants.
 
Postexposure Prophylaxis Following Occupational Exposure
  This module consists of a lecture, handouts, and short post-test.   Contact Hours/Completion Time: 0.5 hr
  Learning Objectives
After completing this module, you will be better able to:
  1. Discuss the appropriate evaluation and management of health care workers who have occupational exposure to hepatitis B virus.
  2. Summarize the risk of transmission of hepatitis B virus to a susceptible health care worker compared with other bloodborne pathogens.
 
Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission
  This module consists of a lecture, handouts, and short post-test.   Contact Hours/Completion Time: 0.5 hr
  Learning Objectives
After completing this module, you will be better able to:
  1. Explain the HBV screening recommendations for pregnant women.
  2. List the hepatitis B immunoprophylaxis recommendations for neonates.
 
Deciding to Initiate Antiviral Treament in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection
  This module consists of a lecture, handouts, and short post-test.   Contact Hours/Completion Time: 0.5 hr
  Learning Objectives
After completing this module, you will be better able to:
  1. Understand the goals of therapy for chronic hepatitis B infection.
  2. Discuss when to initiate therapy for patients with chronic hepatitis B infection.
 
Antiviral Agents Used to Treat Hepatitis B Virus Infection
  This module consists of a lecture, handouts, and short post-test.   Contact Hours/Completion Time: 0.5 hr
  Learning Objectives
After completing this module, you will be better able to:
  1. List and compare the agents approved to treat hepatitis B.
  2. Describe the different virologic responses to antiviral therapy for hepatitis B.
 
Management of Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B and Antiviral Resistance
  This module consists of a lecture, handouts, and short post-test.   Contact Hours/Completion Time: 0.5 hr
  Learning Objectives
After completing this module, you will be better able to:
  1. Understand basic resistance terminology.
  2. Discuss the approach to managing a patient with virologic breakthrough on antiviral therapy for hepatitis B.
 
Vaccination for Hepatitis B in Adults
  This module consists of a lecture, handouts, and short post-test.   Contact Hours/Completion Time: 0.5 hr
  Learning Objectives
After completing this module, you will be better able to:
  1. List indications for hepatitis B vaccine in adults.
  2. Discuss vaccine preparations and administration of hepatitis B vaccine.
 
Choosing an Antiviral Agent for Initial Treatment of Hepatitis B Virus Infection
  This module consists of a lecture, post-test and evaluation.   Contact Hours/Completion Time: 0.5 hr
  Learning Objectives
After completing this module, you will be better able to:
  1. Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of interferon-based therapy.
  2. Explain the rationale for the preferred status of certain oral antiviral agents.
 
Monitoring and Management of Patients on Therapy for Chronic Hepatitis B
  This module consists of a lecture, post-test and evaluation.   Contact Hours/Completion Time: 0.5 hr
  Learning Objectives
After completing this module, you will be better able to:
  1. Summarize monitoring and management recommendations for HBeAg-positive patients.
  2. Describe monitoring and management recommendations for HBeAg-negative patients.
 
Initiating Treatment in Patients with Hepatitis B and HIV Coinfection
 

The Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center and the University of Washington are pleased to present the Hepatitis Web Study, a free education service for health care workers who provide clinical care to persons with viral hepatitis. The service offers online, interactive, case-based modules dealing with the diagnosis and management of hepatitis A, B, C, and other hepatitis viruses. Each module includes case studies, discussion points, high-quality illustrations/graphics, references, and resource links. Free continuing education credit is provided.

To register for free CNE, go to the Hepatitis Web Study site, choose a module to complete, and then click on the CNE Credit link on the case study page.

  Contact Hours/Completion Time: 0.5 hr
  Learning Objectives
After completing this module, you will be better able to:
  1. Discuss treatment strategies for patients coinfected with hepatitis B and HIV.
  2. List antiviral agents that have overlapping activity against both hepatitis B virus and HIV.
 

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