Thursday, May 16, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Registration is open to Monday, May 13, 2019 at 10:59pm CST.
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.
Please join HCET and health care professionals Julie Hartley, Kira Richardson, and Nicole Stone for this educational webinar exploring the epidemiology of the hepatitis A outbreak, the response by disease intervention specialists (DIS) and other state and local public health officials, and best practices for partnering local health departments and other public health professionals to reduce hepatitis A in Indiana communities.
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.
RNs, LPNs, Interprofessional, Public Health Workers
Indiana State Department of Health's STD Prevention Program.
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.