417 Hepatitis C Practice Updates for Occupational Health Nurses

Session Number: 417
Track: Clinical Practice and Advanced Practice
Session Type: Concurrent Session - 90 minutes
Primary Presenter: Stacey Trooskin, PhD, MD [Drexel University]
Time: Apr 25, 2017 (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
Room: Strand 12AB

Session Description:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are 2.9 million individuals in the U.S. infected with chronic hepatitis C (HCV). The landscape of HCV treatment has shifted rapidly in the past few years with the introduction of oral, curative direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment. This session will provide a practice update on HCV and the unique role that occupational health nurses can play in worksite screening, coaching employees who test positive, and benefits design related to drug coverage.

Date and Time: April 25th, 11:00AM-12:30PM