Prevention of Hepatitis B Infection in the US

$15.00 | CE Hours:3.00 | Intermediate

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CE Course Description

Persons with chronic Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection are at increased risk for cirrhosis and liver cancer and require medical care.  This CE course summarizes and consolidates previously published recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and CDC.  It also contains updates to recommendations for the prevention of HBV infection in the United States.

Author:  Schillie, S., Vellozzi, C., Reingold, A., et al.  (2018, January).  Prevention of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  MMWR Recomm Rep 2018; 67(No. RR-1).


CDC.  Viral hepatitis - statistics and surveillance.  Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC; 2017.

Rubin LG, Levin MJ, Ljungman P, et al.; Infectious Diseases Society of America.  2013 IDSA clinical practice guideline for vaccination of the immunocompromised host.  Clin Infect Dis 2014;58:e44-100.

Schillie S, Murphy TV, Fenlon N, Ko S, Ward JW.  Update: shortened interval for postvaccination serologic testing of infants born to hepatitis b-infected mothers.  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2015;64:1118-20.

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CE Course Objectives

1.  Describe the four phases of chronic HBV infection.

2.  Determine which population accounts for approximately 95% of newly reported chronic infections in the United States.

3.  Estimate for how long HBV remains viable on environmental surfaces.

4.  Identify the primary site of HBV replication in the body.

5.  Name two reasons why transmission of HBV from transfusion of blood or blood products is rare.

CE Outline with Main Points

1.  New or Updated Recommendations

2.  Methods

3.  HBV Background

4.  Prophylaxis Against HBV Infection

5.  Recommendations



ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.


CAADE Approval

This course is CAADE approved.


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Added On: 2019-07-15

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