Outbreak of Hepatitis C Virus Infections at an Outpatient Hemodialysis Facility: The Importance of Infection Control Competencies

Outbreak of Hepatitis C Virus Infections at an Outpatient Hemodialysis Facility: The Importance of Infection Control Competencies

Identification: nnj_ma13A1
Issue: March-April 2013
Volume: Vol. 40, No. 2
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Disclaimer: The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

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Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The author(s) reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education activity.

Nephrology Nursing Journal Editorial Board Statements of Disclosure:
Deborah H. Brooks, MSN, APN-BC, CNNNP, disclosed that she is on the Consultant Presenter Bureau and the Advisory Board for Affymax, Inc.

Paula Dutka, MSN, RN, CNN, disclosed that she has received grant/research support from Keryx, Amgen, Rockwell, Fibrogen, Dynovox, and Otsuka; and she is on the
Consultant and Presenter Bureau and the Nephrology Nurse Advisory Board for Affymax/Takeda.

Patricia B. McCarley, MSN, RN, ACNPc, CNN, disclosed that she is on the Consultant Presenter Bureau for Amgen, Genzyme, and OrthoBiotech. She is also on the Advisory
Board for Amgen, Genzyme, and Roche and is the recipient of unrestricted educational grants from OrthoBiotech and Roche.

All other members of the Editorial Board had no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education activity.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, Nephrology Nursing Journal Editor, and Hazel A. Dennison, DNP, RN,
APNc, CPHQ, CNE, ANNA Education Director.

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Objectives:


  • Discuss the common modes of transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV).
  • Analyze the epidemiological components of the presented case study.
  • List three actions staff in outpatient hemodialysis facilities can take to decrease the risk of HCV transmission among patients.

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