CE Credit | Hepatitis C Online - 2nd Edition | 3 | Management of Cirrhosis-Related Complications | Screening for Varices and Prevention of Bleeding

In this course you will learn to identify which patients with cirrrhosis should receive primary prophylaxis against variceal bleeding. You will also learn how to use nonselective beta-blockers as prophylaxis against variceal bleeding when prophylaxis is indicated.

Target Audience

Primary care physicians, advanced registered nurse practitioners, physician assistants, hospitalizes, infectious disease specialists, gastroenterologists and hepatologists

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify which patients with cirrrhosis should receive primary prophylaxis against variceal bleeding.
  • Use nonselective beta-blockers as prophylaxis against variceal bleeding when prophylaxis is indicated.

Additional Information

Format: 
Reading
Video
Topics: 

Pathophysiology and Portal Dynamics
Indications and Methods for Variceal Screening
Pre-Primary and Primary Prophylaxis of Variceal Bleeding
Treatment of Acute Variceal Bleeding

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.00 Contact hours
  • 1.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Available: 
03/30/2018
Expires: 
03/30/2021

Iris W. Liou, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Washington School of Medicine

H. Nina Kim, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Washington

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours
  • 1.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Activity Availability

Available: 
03/30/2018
Expires: 
03/30/2021
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