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Management of Hepatitis

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FPA Correspondence Course
Approved for Florida Consultant Recertification
20-624662
3 Contact Hours or 0.3 CEU's

EDUCATIONAL NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver tissue. Hepatitis may be temporary (acute) or long term  long term (chronic). Hepatitis is commonly caused by a viral infection, but there are other possible causes of hepatitis. Some people are asymptomatic, and some symptoms may not occur until the damage affects the liver. 

Worldwide in 2015, Hepatitis A occurred in about 114 million people. Chronic Hepatitis B affected about 343 million people and chronic Hepatitis C about 142 million people.  There are more than a million deaths each year from Hepatitis, most of which occur indirectly from liver scarring or liver cancer. In the United States, Hepatitis A is estimated to occur in about 2,500 people a year and results in about 75 deaths .

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the completion of this home study activity, pharmacists will be able to: Define the various types of Hepatitis; Recognize the differences between the different types of Hepatitis; Explain the epidemiology of Hepatitis; Identify the signs and symptoms associated with Hepatitis; Recognize various diagnostic tests to determine Hepatitis; Compare and contrast different treatment options; Identify preventive measures to avoid Hepatitis; Identify the role of the pharmacist in the management of Hepatitis.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Florida Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  Three (3) contact hours are available upon completion of the posttest questions and evaluation form.  You must pass the exam with a score of 70% or better.   This is an ACPE knowledge-based activity.   Initial Release Date:  November 15, 2017.  Expiration Date:  November 15, 2020. UAN:  0165-0000-17-120-H01-P. Florida Board of Pharmacy approval number 20-624662.