CE Credit | Hepatitis C Online | 4 | Addressing Psychiatric Issues Prior to Treatment

In this course, you will learn how to design a system that utilizes one or more screening instruments for depression in patients considering hepatitis C therapy. 
Learners will create a plan to provide appropriate support for patients with depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia during hepatitis C therapy.

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:

  • Design a system that utilizes one or more screening instruments for depression in patients considering hepatitis C therapy. 
  • Create a plan to provide appropriate support for patients with depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia during hepatitis C therapy.

Additional Information

Format: 
CE Certificate Only
Topics: 

Psychiatric Contraindications to Peginterferon-Based Therapy
Tools to Evaluate Depressive Symptoms
Symptom-Triggered and Prophylactic Antidepressant Use
Addressing Psychiatric Issues Prior to HCV Treatment
Validity of a Brief Depression Severity Measure

 

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.00 Contact hours
Available: 
08/01/2013
Expires: 
08/01/2016

John D. Scott, MD
Assistant Director Hepatitis and Liver Clinic, Harborview Medical Center; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Washington

David H. Spach, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Washington

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours
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