On-Demand Program | Hepatitis C Update 2020


Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the most common blood-borne illness in the United States and is the leading cause of liver failure, liver cancer, and liver transplantation. Approximately half of persons with HCV have never been tested and do not know they are infected. The Hepatitis C Update 2020 aims to educate and train healthcare providers in the best practices for screening, diagnosing, management, and treatment to work towards eliminating viral hepatitis C in our communities. We will explore the nuances of providing care to this population through an intersectional lens. Our audience is primarily advanced practicing providers and students, Nurse Educators, Clinical Nurse Specialists, staff nurses, and other interested healthcare providers in primary care, urgent care, and inpatient settings.

Target Audience

For healthcare professionals including staff nurses, clinical nurse leaders, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse educators, managers, and other interested healthcare providers.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Understanding of epidemiology of HCV in today’s environment to their clinical practice.
  2. Review clinical pearls for HCV treatment & monitoring.
  3. Understand the benefits of and problems with treating Hepatitis C in primary care.
  4. Identify unique work being done in the community to manage and treat hepatitis C.
  5. Review considerations and counseling around social determinants of health in people presenting to primary care for HCV treatment.
  6. Understand how health organization leadership can improve HCV screening and treatment.


Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 5.80 Contact hours
  • 1.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
  1. HCV Natural History and Epidemiology
    Paula Cox-North
  2. Hepatitis C Treatment: History, Current Medications & Treatment Pearls (Rx)
    Caroline Pitney, Mayumi Robbins, Blaze Paracuelles
  3. Treating Hepatitis C in Primary Care
    Kate Stanley
  4. Hepatitis C: Where are These Patients? Discussing Creative Ways to Reach Our Patients
    Madison McPadden, Denise Stinson, Eleanor Walker
  5. Hepatitis C Conundrums in Primary Care
    Shauna Applin
  6. Improving Access to HCV Care: Health Systems Approach
    Anne Croghan


  • Shauna Applin, MN, BSN
    Head of Infectious Disease, HIV Clinical Director, Community Health Care, Tacoma
  • Paula Cox-North, PhD, ARNP, NP-C
    Nurse Practitioner, UW Medicine/HMC; Senior Lecturer, UW School of Nursing
  • Anne Croghan, MN, ARNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Hepatology Clinic, UW Medicine/UWMC-Northwest
  • Madison McPadden, MSW, LSWAIC
    Program Manager, Medical Case Management & STEP Clinic, Hepatitis Education Project, Seattle
  • Blaze Paracuelles, PharmD, BCPS
    Clinical Pharmacist, UW Medicine/HMC; Clinical Instructor, UW School of Pharmacy
  • Caroline Pitney, PharmD, BCACP
    Clinical Pharmacist, Liver Clinic, UW Medicine/HMC
  • Mayumi Robbins, PharmD, BCPS
    Clinical Pharmacist, UW Medicine/HMC; Clinical Associate Faculty, UW School of Pharmacy
  • Kate Stanley, DNP, MPH, ARNP
    Family Nurse Practitioner, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Denver
  • Denise Stinson, MN, RN
    Communicable Disease Control Program Manager, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Tacoma
  • Eleanor Walker, MSN,ARNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Unity Care NW, Bellingham

Professional Credit

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Available Credit

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


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