Massachusetts is currently experiencing an increase in Hepatitis C and A infections. Between 2011 and 2015, Hepatitis C rates went up by 1,133%. Between April 2018 and January 2019, 285 cases of acute hepatitis A virus infection have been reported.
This three-hour long training introduces attendees to the anatomy and function of the liver and how to use harm reduction principles to combat the transmission of viral hepatitis. We also discuss treatment and management of viral hepatitis, including new treatment protocols. To learn more about this training, review the agenda.
At the conclusion of the training, participants will be able to:
- Describe the work of a healthy liver and how viral hepatitis affects it
- Understand how viral hepatitis A, B, and C are transmitted and identify risk factors
- Identify prevention and harm reduction strategies for reducing transmission of viral hepatitis
- Describe the disease progression of viral hepatitis and the potential signs and symptoms of an infection
- Explain the treatment and management of viral hepatitis A, B, & C
- Employ key discussion points for teaching clients about viral hepatitis