Diagnosing hepatitis C is actually super simple, but can trip up new (and experienced!) nurse practitioners.
You may think: “I’m in primary care, do I need to know that?”
It comes up more often than you think. Like when you inherit a patient whose last plan of care for his Hepatitis C is “continue to monitor.”
Monitor what? Have they gotten treatment? Do they need to?
I got you. Using in a case study, I’ll walk you through step-by-step:
- Which labs to order (and what they mean)
- Who needs treatment (and who doesn’t…yet)
- How to monitor patients with Hep C (especially when they don’t want to go to GI)
- The next steps depending on your results, and when to refer to GI
PLUS, download a cheat sheet below this video to keep at your desk for quick reference.
And if you want to feel better about lab interpretation in primary care, join us for the Lab Interpretation Crash Course for New Nurse Practitioners! Click here to join the wait list, the next course goes live NEXT WEEK!
Once you’ve watched, I’d love to hear from you.
What’s one thing you learned from this video about Hepatitis C labs that you can take into your practice as a new grad NP (or soon to be!)?
Leave me a comment below. Be sure to share your thought directly in the comments, no links or videos as they may be removed.
Thanks so much for watching. Hang in there, and I’ll see you soon.