Delivering a Cure: Management of Hepatitis C (HCV)
The presentation will consist of a general overview of Hepatitis C (HCV). This includes epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, pharmacotherapy and non-pharmacologic recommendations. The presentation will also emphasize diagnostic testing, labs, and liver staging that will guide and monitor treatment. Furthermore, guidance on treating HIV-HCV coinfections will be provided. As this presentation will likely be given to clinical pharmacists at the VA, the presentation will close with how the VA manages HCV infections. Direct-acting antiviral agents are fairly new to HCV treatment and pharmacists may not have a lot of direct experience with HCV. This presentation will allow pharmacists to learn about updates in HCV care.
This knowledge-based course is intended for Pharmacists.
- Describe the common modes of transmission and indicate screening based on risk factors for HCV infection
- Interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests for evaluation of HCV infection
- Select an appropriate treatment and describe an appropriate monitoring plan for a patient with hepatitis C
- Identify and manage common drug interactions experienced by hepatitis-treated patients
- Describe HCV treatment, management, and ongoing research within the Veterans Health Administration
Dr. Arphai grew up in High Point, North Carolina where her large, close-knit family still resides. She is a proud two-time Tar Heel, earning both a Bachelor of Science in Biology (2009) and a Doctor of Pharmacy (2021) from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She worked almost 9 years as a health unit coordinator for the inpatient psychiatry department at UNC prior to pursuing pharmacy. During pharmacy school, Dr. Arphai also completed graduate-level coursework to earn a certificate in Rural Pharmacy Health. Her professional interests include ambulatory care with an emphasis on diabetes management, mental health, and rural health. Upon completing her PGY1 residency, Dr. Arphai is considering a PGY2 in ambulatory care/mental health or immediately pursuing a position within the Veterans Health Care System. Throughout her career, she hopes to teach and mentor learners of all ages and from various health disciplines. Among her favorite pastimes, she enjoys short walks on the beach, crafting, karaoke, puns, and fishing.
Auburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide. The Universal Activity Number for this knowledge-based program is 0001-0000-22-003-L01-P and is intended for pharmacists.
Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy is a Board approved provider of continuing nursing education in Alabama by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Provider Number: ABNP1515.
- 1.00 ACPE PharmacyAuburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide.
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