This program has been designed to educate hospital labor and delivery staff and nursery staff on perinatal hepatitis B prevention.  It is a short (about 20 minute) program designed to cover the following topics related to perinatal hepatitis B prevention:


         The liver and hepatitis

         Risk factors and mode of transmission for hepatitis B

         Symptoms of hepatitis B infection

         Hepatitis B burden in the US and in Colorado

         Testing for hepatitis B in pregnant women

         Vaccination of newborns to prevent hepatitis B infection

         Post vaccination testing

         Hepatitis B and the healthcare worker

         Helpful resources



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