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Hepatitis B Toolkit

Hepatitis B Toolkit

 OVERVIEW  | REGULATIONS & GUIDELINES | BEST PRACTICES | INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES | PATIENT RESOURCES  


Overview             

Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). Hepatitis B is transmitted when blood, semen, or another body fluid from a person infected with the Hepatitis B virus enters the body of someone who is not infected. This can happen through sexual contact; sharing needles, syringes, or other drug-injection equipment; or from mother to baby at birth. For some people, hepatitis B is an acute, or short-term, illness but for others, it can become a long-term, chronic infection. Risk for chronic infection is related to age at infection: approximately 90% of infected infants become chronically infected, compared with 2%–6% of adults. Chronic Hepatitis B can lead to serious health issues, like cirrhosis or liver cancer. The best way to prevent Hepatitis B is by getting vaccinated.  Source: CDC

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Regulations & Guidelines                     

CDC


(1) Hepatitis B Information for Health Professionals

(2) Hepatitis B Information for Health Professionals - Vaccination of Adults

(3) Viral Hepatitis

(4) Recommended Vaccines for Healthcare Workers

WHO

(1) Hepatitis 

(2) Hepatitis B

MedlinePlus

(1) Hepatitis B

VA Hepatitis B Entire Lesson
Hepatitis B Foundation  Home Page
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases  Hepatitis B

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Best Practices                  

Key Learnings as of
August 2017

Because of the high risk of HBV infection among HCP,
DHCP who perform tasks that might involve contact withblood, blood-contaminated body substances, other body fluids,or sharps should be vaccinated (2,13,17,19,69). Vaccinationcan protect both DHCP and patients from HBV infectionand, whenever possible, should be completed when dentistsor other DHCP are in training and before they have contactwith blood.  Source: CDC
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(1) Hepatitis B

(2) Healthcare-Associated Hepatitis B and C Outbreaks Reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2008-2014 

(3) A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

FAQs

(1) Hepatitis B FAQs for Health Professionals

(2) Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

(3) Know Hepatitis B Questions and Answers

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Instructional Resources                  
Interactive  Interactive Hepatitis Risk Assessment
 Video A Silent Epidemic: Why Chronic Hepatitis B Matters
Fact Sheets

Know Hepatitis B

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Patient Resources               

(1) What I need to know about Hepatitis B

(2) Hepatitis B Information for the Public

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