Hepatitis C - CMEZ200

Hepatitis C

The Shadow Epidemic

by Barbara Barzoloski-O'Connor, MSN, RN, CIC, NHDP - BC
(4.5 / 37 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Unlike hepatitis A and B, most patients newly diagnosed with hepatitis C are asymptomatic. The majority of diagnoses are made during biochemical or blood donor screening, or when symptoms emerge from advanced chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, or end-stage liver disease. Clinicians can play a significant case-finding role with people who have hepatitis C because 90% have an identifiable risk factor. By taking careful histories, clinicians can identify those at risk and guide them to serological testing. As many as 50% of people with hepatitis C remain unidentified and pose a serious occupational threat to healthcare workers. This activity provides an overview of related risk factors, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment options.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide nurses and physical therapists with a current overview of hepatitis C, including risk factors, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment options. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • State how the hepatitis C virus is transmitted and how healthcare workers can be exposed
  • Describe recommendations for screening, diagnosis, and treatment of hepatitis C
  • List the clinical manifestations of hepatitis C infection

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including physicians, physical therapists, and nurses.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.ContinuingEducation.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 8/22/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/11/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/18/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Cherrie R - Houston, TX  ·  Jun 27, 2019
It was informative and a great refresher cours
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DONALD T - Wilmington, DE  ·  Jun 04, 2019
It contained more information than I previously was aware of
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Vincent A - Middle Village, NY  ·  Feb 19, 2019
a great wealth of information.
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William W - Oldsmar, FL  ·  Nov 25, 2018
good basic education
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Olivia D - San Diego, CA  ·  Sep 05, 2018
Very informative. Will be useful to implement in practice.
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50