Hepatitis: The ABCs

Hepatitis: The ABCs 

Because viral hepatitis is such a prevalent and serious disease, it is vital that you understand how it affects the liver including the symptoms, complications, and treatment. This course will start out with a review of liver disease and viral hepatitis to allow for a base understanding then will discuss the risk factors, mode of transmission, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention measures for Hepatitis A, B, and C.


Hours: 2.25


Certificates provided by accrediting body (11 Match)

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


This course is offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level; Related Area).

Association of Social Work Boards

2.25 HOURS

Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Reading-Based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 2.25 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

California Board of Registered Nursing

2.25 HOURS

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 2.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 2.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

2.25 HOURS

Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

2.25 HOURS

Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 2.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

2.25 HOURS

Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 2.25 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.

Georgia Board of Nursing

2.25 HOURS

Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 2.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

2.25 HOURS

This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

2.25 HOURS

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-HABC
Hours: 2.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 2/28/2021
Learning Objectives:
Describe how liver disease impairs functioning.
Explain 2 symptoms and 2 complications of viral hepatitis.
Describe the pathogenesis of hepatitis A, B, and C.
Explain 2 risk factors for hepatitis A, B, and C.
Describe 1 method for diagnosis of hepatitis A, B, and C.
Identify 2 treatment or prevention methods available for hepatitis A, B, and C.


Section 1: Introduction

A. About This Course

B. Learning Objectives

Section 2: The Diseased Liver

A. The Liver

B. Responsibilities of the Liver

C. Taking Care of the Liver

D. Acute and Chronic Disease

E. The Medical History

F. The Physical Exam

G. Practice

H. Laboratory Testing

I. Radiological Procedures

J. Liver Biopsy

K. Review

L. Summary

Section 3: Viral Hepatitis

A. What is Hepatitis?

B. What is Viral Hepatitis?

C. Signs/Symptoms

D. Complications

E. Cirrhosis

F. Diagnosis of Viral Hepatitis

G. Supportive Care

H. The Role of the Healthcare Professional

I. Review

J. Summary

Section 4: Understanding Hepatitis A

A. What is Hepatitis A?

B. Hepatitis A Diagnosis

C. Who Is at Risk

D. Preventing Transmission

E. Review

F. Summary

Section 5: Understanding Hepatitis B

A. What is Hepatitis B?

B. Acute Hepatitis B

C. Chronic Hepatitis B

D. Transmission of Hepatitis B

E. Laboratory Testing

F. Interpreting Laboratory Results

G. Treatment for Hepatitis B

H. Interferons

I. Nucleotide Analogs

J. Hepatitis B Prevention

K. Hepatitis B Vaccination

L. Vaccination of Children and Adolescents

M. High-Risk Adult Vaccination

N. Post Exposure Management

O. Review

P. Summary

Section 6: Understanding Hepatitis C

A. What is Hepatitis C?

B. Transmission of Hepatitis C

C. Populations at Risk

D. Diagnosis of Hepatitis C

E. RNA Tests

F. Treatment for Hepatitis C

G. Direct-Acting Antiviral Agents

H. Combination Therapy

I. Response to Treatment

J. Prevention of Hepatitis C

K. HBV, HCV, and HIV Co-Infection

L. Review

M. Summary

Section 7: Conclusion

A. Summary

B. Course Contributor

C. References

D. Congratulations!

Instructor: Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN, has extensive experience across a wide spectrum of healthcare settings including: rural and urban acute care hospitals, public health, ambulatory surgery, higher education, and commercial healthcare learning organizations. Her roles have included: medical/surgical, ED, and OR staff and charge nurse; Director of School Health Services/school nurse; Public Health Epidemiology and Bioterrorism Preparedness Specialist; Infection control practitioner; Quality Management Specialist; Organizational Development Specialist; and Educator. Prior to joining Relias as a SME writer, she provided healthcare learning and development consultation to Swank Healthcare and was the Director of Education Services for Health.edu, a division of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Rebecca earned a diploma in nursing from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas and an MBA from Wayland Baptist University.  Disclosure: Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Administrators; Nurses; Social Workers; Speech and Language Pathologists; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
G Tags:
G680, G684
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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