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Screening and management of hepatitis C

Author(s): Elise Pilger, DNP, APRN, A-GNP-C and Cindy Costanzo, PhD, RN, CNL

Use education to dispel the myths about the disease and increase screening and treatment.


  • Hepatitis C infection is a significant public health issue in the United States. 
  • Recent changes in screening guidelines and treatment have the potential to increase the identification and cure rate of those infected. 
  • Nurses play a significant role in identifying and successfully treating patients with hepatitis C. 
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