Correctional systems must continue to improve their testing and treatment strategies for HCV infection to help achieve the goal of eradication in the United States. In this session, you will hear how the Virginia Department of Corrections has utilized pharmacist clinicians to expand testing and treatment of HCV. VADOC now offers opt-out testing to all patients during entry and opt-in testing for all releasing patients, and a pharmacist-led HCV treatment program uses telemedicine to treat patients statewide. Learn how instrumental pharmacists can be in advancing health care, specifically in corrections.
- Identify barriers to Hepatitis C treatment within corrections
- Review strategies for implementing a pharmacist-led HCV collaborative practice
- Assess opportunities for advancement within the treatment of HCV in corrections