Continuing Education Course: Preventing Hepatitis B in the U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and Medscape introduced a new FREE continuing education (CE) activity that describes recommendations regarding prevention of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in the United States, based on updated guidance from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

This activity is intended for infectious disease specialists, family medicine specialists, gastroenterologists, internists, nephrologists, obstetrician-gynecologists, pediatricians, public health officials, nurses, pharmacists, and other clinicians caring for patients with or at risk for HBV infection.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to

  1. Discuss new or updated recommendations regarding prevention of HBV infection in the United States, based on updated guidance from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
  2. Identify previously issued ACIP recommendations regarding prevention of HBV infection in the United States, including recommendations for HBV vaccination of infants, children, and adolescents.
  3. Describe ACIP/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for HBV prophylaxis after occupational and nonoccupational exposures.

To access this FREE MMWR / Medscape CE activity visit: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/cme/medscape_cme.html. If you are not a registered user on Medscape, please register for free or login without a password and get unlimited access to all continuing education activities and other Medscape features.

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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