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TB 101 for Health Care Workers - Continuing Education Activities VL1

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TB 101 for Health Care Workers is a web-based course designed to educate newly hired health care workers about basic concepts related to TB prevention and control in the U.S. Continuing education (CE) is offered free of charge for various professions based on approximately 1 hour of instruction. Upon successful completion of the course, exam, and evaluation, a CE certificate will be issued by CDC Training and Continuing Education Online. This course is also available in Spanish.

Raising the Profile, Raising Your Voice

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This monograph provides an overview of the federal legislative and regulatory processes that support vital hepatitis programs in the United States. It discusses viral hepatitis, its epidemiology in the United States, the responses of various federal bodies, such as funding, programs, and legislation. It provides a list of useful links and resources and documents regarding the unmet needs and challenges of viral hepatitis programs to assist persons interested in advocating for an improved federal response.

2012 HIV Sourcebook for the Primary Care Provider

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This monograph is a sourcebook that provides information about HIV infection for professionals who work in today’s health care system. It is meant be a convenient reference for some of the most common issues encountered in daily practice. It contains an outline of basic HIV patient care, and a list of resources that can be accessed locally. It presents guidelines and recommendations related to antiretroviral therapy (ART), treatment of opportunistic diseases, HIV testing and counseling, prevention of perinatal transmission, and post-exposure prophylaxis.

Evaluating Liver Test Abnormalities: Understanding the Pathophysiology of Liver Disease

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This online course teaches the user how to evaluate abnormal liver chemistries in the context of a broad understanding of the pathophysiology of liver injury. It is designed for providers who are non-liver specialists, particularly mid-level healthcare providers. Participants will learn common differential diagnosis for each pattern of liver injury, to initiate appropriate investigations based on the pattern of liver injury, recognize clinical manifestations of hepatic failure, and identify patients with liver disease who require hospitalization.

Guidance for Hepatitis C Treatment Monitoring

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This information sheet provides guidelines for clinicians’ use in monitoring patients with hepatitis C, who are being treated with peginterferon, ribavirin, and one of the protease inhibitors, either boceprevir or telaprevir. It includes a chart of the laboratory tests to be conducted at baseline and every two weeks to week 48 and six months post treatment as well as other tests to be done periodically while the patient is on antiviral therapy.

Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis: What the Clinician Should Know

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This information kit consists of a monograph and PowerPoint slide sets that present curriculum about TB for healthcare professionals. It is intended for use as a self-study guide and reference manual for clinicians caring for persons with or at high risk for TB disease or infection. In addition, it is useful in developing educational programs. It is not meant to provide detailed answers to all public health or clinical questions about TB, nor is it meant as a substitute for any specific guidelines. The goal of the Core Curriculum is to provide the reader with information about TB.

Interpretation of Results of Tests for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection and Further Actions

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This information sheet explains to physicians how to interpret HCV test results. It uses a table format to list the HCV result, whether positive or negative, whether an anti-HCV supplemental test is needed, which supplemental test should be used, the interpretation of the supplemental test to determine whether the patient is HCV positive or negative, and the follow-up action to be taken if additional testing or evaluation is needed.

Latent Tuberculosis Infection: A Guide for Primary Health Care Providers

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This pamphlet is a guide for primary care providers who treat individuals and populations that may be at risk for latent TB infection (LTBI). It is not a substitute for the guidelines on testing and treating LTBI, but is a ready and useful reference that highlights the main points of the guidelines. LTBI is the presence of the TB bacterium in the body without signs and symptoms or radiographic or bacteriologic evidence of TB disease. Unless People with LTBI receive proper treatment, they may develop TB disease at some point in their life.

Recommended Testing Sequence for Identifying Current Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection

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This card contains a flowchart, which outlines the various courses of action a physician should take after receiving a patient's anti-hepatitis C test results. The chart indicates no action after a negative HCV test and three different actions if the test is positive. It also advises when to stop the additional testing, when to continue, and when to have the patient medically evaluated for active infection and liver disease.

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