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Preventing Perinatal Hepatitis B Transmission

 

 

Prevention of Hepatitis B Transmission to Exposed Infants

 


 

Hepatitis B is a bloodborne infection caused by the hepatitis B virus. It is highly infectious and easily spread from an infected mother to her newborn. For a newborn infant who becomes infected with the hepatitis B virus, there is a 90% chance that the infant will become a chronic carrier of the hepatitis B virus. Chronic carriers have a 25% lifetime chance of developing cirrhosis or liver cancer.

 

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  • Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Unit Training for Hospital Staff:

 

Title: Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Training

Training time: About 20 minutes.

 

Click here to take the course

 

If you are unable to use this link or would prefer the training on compact disc (CD), you may request a CD through the Viral Hepatitis Program at 303-692-2780.


 

 

 

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  • Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Unit Training for Hospital Staff:


Title: Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Training
Format: The course is available through the link below. It can be incorporated into staff training for Labor and Delivery, NICU or Nursery Units. It could also be used for new employee orientation. Training time: About 20 minutes.


Click here to take the course

 

If you are unable to use this link or would prefer the training on compact disc (CD), you may request a CD through the Viral Hepatitis Program at 303-692-2780.

Description: Hepatitis B is a bloodborne infection caused by the hepatitis B virus. It is highly infectious and easily spread from an infected mother to her newborn. For a newborn infant who becomes infected with the hepatitis B virus, there is a 90% chance that the infant will become a chronic carrier of the hepatitis B virus. Chronic carriers have a 25% lifetime chance of developing cirrhosis or liver cancer.

Hospital staff are on the front lines of preventing this serious infection. The Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Unit at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment developed this training to provide staff with a complete orientation to perinatal hepatitis B prevention. The training will help your staff understand which hepatitis B tests indicate that a mother is infected with hepatitis B and how to protect newborns from hepatitis B infections. It provides the latest recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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