This course is intended for nurses and a wide range of other health care professionals who want to increase their knowledge about viral hepatitis in order to improve prevention and care services. Course topics will include: (1) The epidemiology and prevention of Hepatitis A, B and C. (2) Anatomy, physiology and pathology of the normal and abnormal liver. (3) Client assessment: health history and physical exam. (4) Treatment and management of viral hepatitis. (5) Hepatitis B and C as chronic illnesses. (6) Social stigma and the management of viral hepatitis. (7) Harm reduction and special populations. (8) The impact of education level and health literacy on viral hepatitis prevention, care and treatment.
- Basic health services knowledge.
- Not offered this term
- This course is not offered this term. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive notifications of future course offerings and other opportunities to learn more about this course and related programs.
As a healthcare practitioner, you are expected to follow professional standards of practice throughout all SN programs and courses. In this course, you will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership, professionalism, and clinical decision-making. Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Explain why viral hepatitis is a significant health risk.
- Describe prevention and harm reduction initiatives in viral hepatitis.
- Describe the care, management and treatment for those infected with, and affected by, viral hepatitis.
- List the benefits of integrated hepatitis prevention and care at an individual and community level.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2023
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