186410 - Eliminating hepatitis C: Part 2. Assessing your patient for antiviral treatment
This free online learning module provides 15 clinical questions and immediate answers about an original peer-reviewed article written for GPs.
Relevance to General Practice
Most patients with hepatitis C can receive direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment in general practice.
As soon as a patient is diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C, preparations can begin for DAA treatment.
GPs are ideally placed to assess their patients in preparation for DAA treatment and to identify the minority who require specialist referral.
- Take a patient history and order investigations in preparation for hepatitis C direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment
- Investigate a patient with hepatitis C for liver fibrosis
- Identify patients who can safely receive DAA treatment in primary care and those who require specialist referral
- Access resources to help you deliver DAA treatment in your practice
- Domains of General Practice
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
Ways in which health can be optimised and maintained are communicated to patients, family members and carers
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
Appropriate procedures are undertaken after receiving informed consent
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
The impacts of the social determinants of health are identified and addressed
D4. Professional and ethical role
Adherence to relevant codes and standards of ethical and professional behaviour
D5. Organisational and legal dimensionsCurriculum Contextual Units
- Adult health