Fighting a Growing Epidemic: Screening For and Treating HCV
Description: Nancy Reau, MD discusses the growing epidemic of hepatitis C infection in the US, including the recommendation that all people born between the years 1945-1965 be screened, appropriate diagnostic workups, and recommendations regarding patient counseling and treatment options. ASCLS P.A.C.E. credits available through August 27, 2013.
Learning objectives — at the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:
• Discuss HCV screening recommendations and identify individuals who are appropriate for HCV screening
• Interpret appropriate HCV serology
• Describe the transmission, disease progression and potential therapeutic options for HCV infection