Hepatitis C and Chronic Kidney Disease: Building the Connection

Prevention strategies, available treatment options, and identifying and understanding the associated health risks of co-morbid Hepatitis C and Chronic Kidney Disease are highlighted throughout this course.

Target Audience

This course is designed specifically for healthcare workers who are interested in identifying and understanding the associated health risks of co-morbid Hepatitis C virus and Chronic Kidney Disease, prevention strategies through infection control, available treatment options for patients, and communication techniques for educating patients about Hepatitis C.

Learning Objectives

1. List both hepatic and extra-hepatic complications associated with chronic Hepatitis C infection.
2. Identify studies commonly performed to screen for and diagnose Hepatitis C.
3. Discuss infection control measures to prevent transmission in healthcare and home settings.
4. Discuss treatment of Hepatitis C in the Chronic Kidney Disease patient.
5. Outline the key components in educating patients and their families/significant others.
6. Develop strategies to improve medication adherence.

Additional Information

Course sponsor: 
Merck & Company
Course Length: 
1 - 1.5 hours
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Christine Chmielewski, MS, CRNP, ANP-BC, CNN-NP  

Kim Alleman, MS, APRN, FNP-BC, CNN-NP

****Accreditations for this course are pending. We are currently waiting on multiple accreditation approvals.

Please contact Education@kidneyfund.org with any questions.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Attendance


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