Online Education | Hepatitis Web Study: Hepatitis B | Postexposure Prophylaxis Following Occupational Exposure to Hepatitis B Virus

Logo of Hepatitis Web Study at UW Continuing Nursing Education.In this case study, you will learn about the risk of transmission of hepatitis B virus to a susceptible healthcare worker compared with other bloodborne pathogens and the appropriate evaluation and management of healthcare workers who have occupational exposure to hepatitis B virus.

Course format and requirements

To earn contact hours you must complete a post-test and submit an evaluation. You may take the post-test as many times as needed to achieve the required score of 80%.

Hepatitis Web Study is co-provided by the Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Target Audience

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

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

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

  • Summarize the risk of transmission of hepatitis B virus to a susceptible healthcare worker compared with other bloodborne pathogens.

  • Describe the appropriate evaluation and management of healthcare workers who have occupational exposure to hepatitis B virus.

Additional Information

Format: 
Reading
Topics: 
  • Risk of transmission of hepatitis B virus to a susceptible healthcare worker compared with other bloodborne pathogens.

  • Evaluation and management of healthcare workers who have occupational exposure to hepatitis B virus.

 

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 0.50 Contact hours
  • 0.50 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Available: 
07/06/2013
Expires: 
11/14/2017

Emily Darby, MD
Clinical Instructor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Washington School of Medicine; The Polyclinic, Seattle Washington

David H. Spach, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Medical Director, Northwest AIDS Education Training Center, University of Washington

Available Credit

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