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Implementation of a Hepatitis C Screening Protocol

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Title:Implementation of a Hepatitis C Screening Protocol
Authors:Marz, Leif
Contributors:Casken, John (advisor)
Nursing Practice (department)
evidence based practice
Hepatitis C
High risk population
show 2 moreIntravenous drug use
Screening protocol
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Date Issued:2020
Publisher:University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Abstract:Hepatitis C remains a chronic health condition in the United States and represents a major factor in the development of hepatocellular cancer. Despite the introduction of newly developed antiviral medications, many of those infected with chronic hepatitis C remain undiagnosed and untreated. This evidence based practice (EBP) program was designed to address the lack of hepatitis C screening being done in the community. 15 articles were chosen based on level of evidence and applicability to the program, and these were synthesized for development of a screening program. The screening program was implemented at a clinic with a large population of high risk individuals, many with active intravenous drug use. Results of the program were positive, although confounding variables exist, including other interventions implemented at the program site.
Pages/Duration:33 pages
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