Clinical Education Needs Assessment Hepatitis C

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Clinical Educational Needs Assessment-Hepatitis C Knowledge Hepatitis C (HCV) is a disease of the blood, caused by a history of intravenous (IV) drug abuse, blood transfusions received that were infected with HCV prior to 1992 when screening started, healthcare workers suffering from a needle stick, and recipients of donor organs that tested positive for HCV (Lewis, Heitkemper, Dirksen, & Bucher, 2014). A challenge that I have encountered in the office with getting treatment started for a patient is that not everyone in the clinic understands the clinical documentation and tests needed to receive therapy approval. The result of decreased knowledge of HCV treatment is the patient having to return to the clinic two or three times to obtain all required clinical data, which is prolonging the start of treatment. The purpose of this paper is to improve patient satisfaction with their treatment of HCV. I began with my pre-assessment of the novice to expert nurses, by asking them 30 questions. In the assessment, it tested the current knowledge that each individual had on HCV. After obtaining the needed data to come up with a program for the clinic, I was amazed at the different answers. I will be discussing the educational needs for improvement of HCV screenings, listing the questions used in the interview, listing the staff and their titles, listing educational needs I found during my assessment, and discussing what my case study topic will entail. Self-Educational Needs
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