Essentials of Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention: A Training Series for Coordinators and Case Managers 2008
This series of netconferences is designed for perinatal hepatitis B prevention coordinators and case workers in state and local health departments. A total of four netconferences will be offered in 2008 and will provide guidance to successfully manage, implement, and evaluate a perinatal hepatitis B prevention program. The content will be drawn from CDC-developed guidelines and resources, such as the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices immunization strategy to eliminate hepatitis B virus infection in the United States, the perinatal hepatitis B prevention program manual, and the immunization program operations manual.
The series consists of four stand-alone sessions, each one hour and fifteen minutes in length. Each session will include a presentation by a perinatal hepatitis B prevention coordinator from the field and there will be an opportunity for questions and answers. Session One will focus on identification of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive pregnant women. Session Two will focus on case management of HBsAg-positive pregnant women, their infants, and their household and sexual contacts. Session Three will provide guidance on the evaluation of a perinatal hepatitis B prevention program. Finally, Session Four will discuss ways to work with delivery hospitals to prevent perinatal hepatitis B virus infection, including the universal birth dose of hepatitis B vaccine.
Continuing Education (CE) credits for these sessions has expired.
Session 1- Case Identification, April 2, 2008 from noon to 1:15 Eastern Time
Speakers: Dr. Susan Wang (CDC-DVH) and Libby Landrum (Missouri)
Session 2- Case Management, April 9, 2008 from noon to 1:15 Eastern Time
Speakers: Lisa Jacques-Carroll (CDC-NCIRD) and Amy Warner (Colorado)
Handouts: Pregnant HBsAg-Positive Women Questions
Session 3- Assessment & Evaluation, April 23, 2008 from noon to 1:15 Eastern Time
Speakers: Lisa Jacques-Carroll (CDC-NCIRD) and Pat Hoskins-Saffold (Chicago)
Session 4- Delivery Hospital as Safety Net, April 30, 2008 from noon to 1:15 Eastern Time
Speakers: Lisa Jacques-Carroll (CDC-NCIRD) and Pat Fineis (Michigan)
Content last reviewed on March 12, 2008
Content Source: National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases