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%.
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.
Registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, physician assistants and other healthcare professionals across all settings.
- 7.00 Contact hours
- 4.50 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level