Taking care of patients with infectious diseases is part of being a healthcare professional. How is it, that patients are often confirmed to have an infectious disease after you have cared for them for 3 consecutive 12 hours shifts? Nurses and other healthcare providers need to be prepared for the “what if” this patient has an infectious disease, to protect themselves, and others from the spread of the disease. Hepatitis is an infectious disease that is a relevant infection of today, and should be discussed more frequently due to its multiple virus types, modes of transmission and it widely contagious nature. This course aims to give you information as a nurse or healthcare professional about all the forms of the hepatitis viruses, so that you may provide essential care to these populations of patients.
- To discuss hepatitis and its characteristics as an infectious disease
- To identify thedifferent types of hepatitis viruses
- To have knowledge of the symptoms of all the types of hepatitis viruses
- To identify the treatments and prevention methods for all the types of hepatitis viruses