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Module 1. Screening and Diagnosis of Hepatitis C Infection

Module 1 Overview

Authors, Editors and Reviewers

David H. Spach, MD
David H. Spach, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Washington
Disclosures: None


Intended Audience and Content Covered: Any clinician who may encounter persons with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection who would like to establish core competence in screening, testing, and counseling patients regarding their initial testing results. Medical providers intended for this module include Primary care physicians, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Hospitalists, Infectious Diseases Specialists, Gastroenterologists, and Hepatologists.

(1) List key features of the hepatitis C epidemic in the United States.
(2) Establish competence in screening and diagnosing of persons with hepatitis C infection.
(3) Summarize the hepatitis C testing sequence for identifying current infection. 
(4) Provide basic counseling for prevention of transmission of hepatitis C infection.
(5) Recognize and diagnose persons with acute hepatitis C infection.

Continuing Education Notices

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Alabama School of Medicine and The Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center (PTC) at the University of Washington. The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this online enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ per lesson. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
1.0 contact hour will be awarded for each lesson. Completion of all activities within a lesson, the lesson quiz and evaluation are required.
  • Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing (UWCNE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • UWCNE is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #07218, for 1 contact hour per lesson.

Lesson Plan

Module 1 Self Assessment

Since you've received 80% or better on this quiz, you may claim continuing education credit.

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