Screening for Viral Hepatitis (TIP 53, Chapter 2)

Addressing Viral Hepatitis in People With Substance Use Disorders (TIP 53)

About the Course:

Screening for Viral Hepatitis (TIP 53, Chapter 2): Addressing viral hepatitis in people with substance use disorders (TIP 53) examines the treatment program’s role in the screening process for hepatitis A, B, and C which involves testing a small sample of blood for antigens and antibodies. It also describes the counseling practices that educate, support, and motivate clients undergoing the screening process.

Course materials are from Chapter 2. Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free of charge from: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-53-Addressing-Viral-Hepatitis-in-People-With-Substance-Use-Disorders/SMA11-4656

Course materials are from Chapter 2, found on pages 13 to 22 of pdf document (pages 17 to 26 if using Adobe toolbar page finder.)

Journal/Publisher:

SAMHSA

Publication Date:

2011

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about the screening process for viral hepatitis. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the treatment program’s role in the screening process for viral hepatitis.

  2. Explain how antigens and antibodies are involved in the screening of hepatitis A, B, and C.

  3. Discuss the counseling practices that educate, support, and motivate clients undergoing viral hepatitis screening.

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