Hepatitis A is a common liver illness in the U.S. Since its recognition in the 1970s, the actual number of cases has declined in most western countries. This has been chiefly due to improved hygiene, better public health polices and greatly improved sanitation facilities. However, people who plan to travel to endemic areas as well as people with certain occupations or lifestyles who are at high risk for this infection should undergo vaccination against the virus.
The goal of this continuing education program is to provide pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, dietitians, health educators and laboratory technologists with adequate information about hepatitis A, its epidemiology, how it presents and its management. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
- Discuss hepatitis A and its changing epidemiology
- Describe the clinical presentation of hepatitis A infection and identify populations at risk
- Describe management of hepatitis A infection and the role of vaccination
This course is intended for multiple professions, including pharmacists, dietitians, health educators and laboratory technologists.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 2.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.
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Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.
Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.