Preparing for Your Hepatitis A Outbreak - Coming Soon to Your Neighborhood!

Meet the Speaker:

Ruth Carrico, PhD, DNP, APRN
Associate Professor
University of Louisville School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

Terrie B. Lee, RN, MS, MPH, CIC, FAPIC
Director, Infection Prevention and Employee Health
Charleston Area Medical Center

IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2019



Several states have been involved in an outbreak of Hepatitis A (HAV), concentrated in populations of homeless, drug users, and contacts of those individuals. The rapid growth of the outbreak once it infiltrates local communities has been overwhelming local resources and has required measures to attempt containment and control that differ from those previously used in HAV outbreaks.  This presentation will describe lessons learned in this outbreak, providing possible assistance to IPs, public health workers, and communities that will experience this outbreak in the future.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe unique characteristics of the current multi-state HAV outbreak.
  • Review lessons learned from the HAV outbreak that could be useful in planning for the spread of the outbreak to new locations.
  • Plan for HAV outbreak management in future settings.

Group Site License: Registration includes one internet connection and one telephone connection at one location and an unlimited number of participants from your organization in one listening room.

Nursing contact hours: 1

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No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity.



Recorded 08/22/2018
Recorded 08/22/2018
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1.00 CNE credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CNE credit  |  Certificate available