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HEPATITIS C SCREENING, TESTING, AND REFERRAL: What the PCP Needs to Know Now (1 hour Monograph)

Hours: 1.00


Best suited for: Primary care physicians. Other interested healthcare professionals are also welcome to participate.
Original Release Date: March 22, 2016
Review Date: September 22, 2018
Expiration Date: March 22, 2019

Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participants should be able to
1) Elicit from a patient the HCV exposure history and risk factors that would indicate the
    patient should be tested for HCV, according to current guidelines.
2) Explain the HCV testing algorithm to a patient for whom testing is indicated.
3) Implement the screening guidelines and testing algorithm in your practice.
4) Identify the advantages of referring the HCV-positive patient for treatment by a specialist.

Learning Assessment: There will be a post test for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 8 out of 10 correct answers.

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour

Residents will earn a certificate of completion. Physicians will earn CME credit. 

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Method and Medium: To obtain CME credit, view the entire online presentation, complete the evaluation and post test and print your certificate online.

CME Credit: 1.0

State Requirements: Based on information from state licensing authorities published by the AMA, this program meets specific CME requirements for the following states:

Florida - This activity includes content on avoiding medical error
Connecticut - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Massachusetts - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Pennsylvania - This activity includes content in Risk Management / Patient Safety
Texas - This activity includes content in Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility

CME Disclosure Policy: LAMMICO requires planners, speakers, faculty and all those who influence the content of a CME activity to disclose any financial relationships they have with commercial interests that are relevant to the CME activity. The disclosures shall be reviewed for any conflict of interest and subject to a mechanism for resolution of conflict of interest. A disclosure statement of relevant financial relationships will be made to the audience prior to the activity.

Disclosure: The authors, editors and planning committee members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

About the Author: Craig Freudenrich, PhD Read Bio

Expert Reviewer: Michael Hill, MDRead Bio

Managing Editor: Dawer Azizi, MHA, CPHRM, LAMMICO Director of Risk Management

Editor: Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist

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Web Master Contact Information: For assistance, contact Shea Ivey at 866/398-1038 or help@medicalinteractive.com

Disclaimer: This activity is presented as risk management education. It is not legal advice, nor does it establish medical standards of care. Standards of care vary depending on the unique presentation of each patient. The information contained herein is not a substitute for the reasonable discretion of skilled and informed clinicians at the point of care.

Copyright Information: Copyright © 2016

Bibliography: To view and download References & Resources for this presentation, please select the References tab/link below.


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