Hepatitis A is a communicable liver infection that is preventable by vaccine. The disease is caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). According to the CDC, hepatitis A rates in the United States “have declined by more than 95% since the hepatitis A vaccine first became available in 1995.” Since November 2017, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has confirmed 1,182 cases of hepatitis A, including 619 hospitalizations and four deaths. As a result of this outbreak, 134,383 vaccinations have been administered. Per ISDH data, average number of cases in Indiana prior to 2017 was twenty per year.
After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
Registration for this webinar is free for participants in the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Screening Program and grantees of the ISDH Division of HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis. Registration for all others is $25.
Advanced practice nurses, licensed physicians, physician assistants, disease intervention specialists, local health department staff, and other health care professionals.
A total of 1.0 nursing contact hours are available for this event.
Health Care Education and Training, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-410, 12/1/2018)
HCET’s mission is to provide comprehensive program development, education, and training to improve reproductive and sexual health outcomes.