Online Education | Hepatitis Web Study: Hepatitis B

The Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center and Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing are pleased to present the offering, Hepatitis Web Study, a free online education series for healthcare workers who provide clinical care to persons with viral hepatitis.

The series offers online, interactive, case-based modules focused on diagnosis and management of hepatitis A, B, C, and other hepatitis viruses. Modules are composed of case studies which include a patient scenario, discussion (readings), slides with high-quality illustrations and graphics, definitions, references, resource links, a post-test and an evaluation.

To earn free continuing education credit for each case study, complete the learning activities, post-test and evaluation. You can take the post-test as many times as you need to achieve the passing score of 80%.

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Learning objectives

After completing this course, you should be better able to:

  • List the major stages of chronic hepatitis B virus infection.
  • Summarize the natural history of patients following acute hepatitis B virus infection.
  • Describe the serologic response that occurs in response to acute hepatitis B virus infection.
  • Discuss the serologic responses that occur in patients with resolved HBV infection.
  • List the potential causes of a finding of isolated hepatitis B core antibody.
  • Discuss the approach to patients with isolated hepatitis B core antibody.
  • Summarize the initial assessment of patients with positive hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg).
  • Interpret laboratory tests used to evaluate patients with positive hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg).
  • Explain how precore and core promoter mutations alter hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) production.
  • Describe the clinical implications and management of precore and core promoter mutants.
  • Discuss the appropriate evaluation and management of health care workers who have occupational exposure to hepatitis B virus.
  • Summarize the risk of transmission of hepatitis B virus to a susceptible health care worker compared with other bloodborne pathogens.
  • Explain the HBV screening recommendations for pregnant women.
  • List the hepatitis B immunoprophylaxis recommendations for neonates.
  • Understand the goals of therapy for chronic hepatitis B infection.
  • Discuss when to initiate therapy for patients with chronic hepatitis B infection.
  • List and compare the agents approved to treat hepatitis B.
  • Describe the different virologic responses to antiviral therapy for hepatitis B.
  • Understand basic resistance terminology.
  • Discuss the approach to managing a patient with virologic breakthrough on antiviral therapy for hepatitis B.
  • List indications for hepatitis B vaccine in adults.
  • Discuss vaccine preparations and administration of hepatitis B vaccine.
  • Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of interferon-based therapy.
  • Explain the rationale for the preferred status of certain oral antiviral agents.
  • Summarize monitoring and management recommendations for HBeAg-positive patients.
  • Describe monitoring and management recommendations for HBeAg-negative patients.
  • Discuss treatment strategies for patients coinfected with hepatitis B and HIV.
  • List antiviral agents that have overlapping activity against both hepatitis B virus and HIV.

 

Target Audience

Registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, physician assistants and other healthcare professionals across all settings.

Additional Information

Format: 
Case-Study
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 7.00 Contact hours
  • 4.50 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Available: 
01/01/2013
Expires: 
01/01/2016

Available Credit

  • 7.00 Contact hours
  • 4.50 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
 
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