Understanding Hepatitis C – Including Safe Workplace Practices
HCV is a blood-borne virus that was previously referred to as non-A/non-B hepatitis. HCV has seven genotypes, numbered 1–7. Genotype 1 is the most common in the U.S. HCV enters the body through direct blood exposure. The virus attacks cells in the liver, where it multiplies (replicates). HCV causes liver inï¬‚ammation and kills liver cells. Up to 75 of people initially infected with HCV may become chronically infected—that is, the infection does not clear up within six months. Most people with chronic HCV do not have symptoms and lead normal lives. However, in 10–25 of people with chronic HCV, the disease progresses over a period of 10–40 years, and may lead to serious liver damage, cirrhosis (scarring), and liver cancer. Today, HCV is the leading reason for liver transplants in the U.S. There is currently no vaccine for HCV; however, treatment can cure most people of HCV and stop or slow disease progression
This course is based upon material published in the Hepatitis C Support project and is available as an open access article. This course on Hepatitis C is designed for social workers, professional counselors, psychologists, nurses, and substance abuse counselors, who do clinical work. This course is appropriate for beginning and intermediate level practitioners.
Authors: Hepatitis C Support project
Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding Hepatitis C. Specifically, a professional will:
- Describe the symptoms of HCV
- Identify the criteria for diagnosing HCV
- Recognize treatment considerations for HCV
Citation: Hepatitis C Support Project, (2017). A guide to understanding hepatitis C 2017.
This Ce-Classes.com course is approved for CE credit by:
- Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Ce-Classes.com, Provider #1142, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Ce-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this course. ASWB Approval Period: 1/5/2020-1/5/2023
- This course is NOT available for NBCC credit.
- The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2021
- The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.
- California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-147-0221 Expires 2-2021
- The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners, Continuing Education Provider – 5674 expires 4/30/2021.
- The Texas Board of Professional Counselors, Continuing Education Provider
- Massachusetts Authorization Number: 1799
- Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201 Expires 5/31/2021
- New York Social Work Board – Ce-Classes.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.
- The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2022 Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.
- The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2020.
This course is Non Interactive .