Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Activity: Hepatits B (the old) and Hepatitis C (the new): Both a Menace
Presenter(s): Jim Thigpen, PHARMD, BCPS
Total Contact Hours: 1.00 CH, 0.50 Rx
Intended Audience: All neonatal nurses
Purpose of this CNE activity: The Academy of Neonatal Nursing provides clinically current information on the technical, medical, and nursing aspects of neonatal care as well as the legal and ethical implications related to that care. This CNE activity provides information to nurses and other health care professionals who care for newborn, premature, and ill infants and their families. Specific objectives for this presentation are listed below.
Session Description: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and C (HCV) are acquired by contaminated blood product exposure, sexual activity, or perinatal transmission. Hepatitis C is the most common blood-borne infection in the U.S., affecting nearly 4 million people. Pregnancy in patients with HBV or HCV is associated with mother-to-child transmission and may be associated with increased maternal and fetal complications. Dr. Thigpen discusses the epidemiology, prevention, and treatment (current and future) of these diseases.
Objectives: Upon completion, learners will be able to:
Describe and differentiate each disease and the impact on the neonatal population.
Describe new information presented on each disease.
Describe the current preventative medical therapy for each disease as well as treatment of the newborn.
Describe current and future therapeutic options that are being used and investigated for hepatitis B and C.
Requirements for Completion: The following requirements are necessary for successful completion of this CNE activity.
Access to a computer with an Internet connection
Attend/view at least 90% of the session
Complete and submit the evaluation for this CNE activity
Accreditation Provider, Academy of Neonatal Nursing, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 6261; and Florida Board of Nursing, Provider #FBN 3218, content code 2505.
The Academy of Neonatal Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Release Date: September 7, 2016 Expiration Date: September 30, 2019
The lead nurse planner, the planning committee, and the author(s) of this activity disclose no relevant financial relationships.
This CNE activity has been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias.
The content of this CNE activity has been developed by the planning committee and reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner. The content has been deemed to reflect the current state of practice.
Disclaimer: The Academy of Neonatal Nursing assumes no responsibility or liability for the content presented. Care of the infant should always be individualized and no one source relied upon for information regarding aspects of care. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by ANN, ANA, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity.
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