At the conclusion of the Virginia Hepatitis C Education and Patient Connection (HEPC) - Provider and Support Staff Training Program, participants will be able to:
Discuss how the hepatitis C and opioid epidemics intertwine to create a syndemic that continues to grow throughout Virginia, identifying areas where prevalence is higher.
Develop an understanding of comprehensive harm reduction, resources available near you and how you can make an impact.
Deconstruct the stigmas associated with the correlation between past or current intravenous drug use, other substance use disorders, medication assisted treatment, and hepatitis C.
List the steps in cascade of care for hepatitis C, the barriers faced between each, and be able to successfully navigate patients from screening to cure.
Treat and manage hepatitis C appropriately, with awareness of possible complications, comorbidities, and associated liver disease, knowing when appropriate to refer to specialists.
Evaluate clinical environment for available resources, barriers to implementation and needs to commit to providing treatment access for patients with hepatitis C.
See patients as a holistic person with a curable disease process, in a system that is often hard to navigate, not a disease process with an inability for adherence.
|1 - Welcome, Epidemiology, Comprehensive Harm Reduction||9/1/2021|
|2 - Providers: Initiating Treatment in Practice; Support Staff: Implementing Care in Clinic||9/8/2021|
|3 - Providers: HCV Therapies in Modern Era; Support Staff: Appointments and Monitoring||9/15/2021|
|4 - Medicaid, HCV and Opioid Use Disorder||9/22/2021|
|5 - Providers: Cirrhosis as Related to HCV; Support Staff: TBD||9/29/2021|
|6 - Patient Perspective||10/6/2021|
|7 - Actualizing a Plan to Treat HCV in the Patients You Care For||10/13/2021|