Publications and Products
Products are sorted alphabetically within each category.
Patient Handouts (Brochures, Booklets, Fact Sheets, Wallet Cards)
|ABCs of Hepatitis C (2005)|
This 2-page handout is a guide to the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of hepatitis A, B, and C.
Not available in print.
|Cirrhosis: A Patient's Guide (2007)|
A 30-page handbook that explains basic facts about the liver and the liver disease cirrhosis, answers questions about common complications of cirrhosis, gives important information about the most serious emergencies in cirrhosis, and offers tips for keeping the liver healthy.
|Hepatitis B Fact Sheets (2013)|
Two-page printable fact sheets on hepatitis B and hepatitis B testing.
|Available: ||PDFHepatitis B Facts for Veterans (412K)|
|PDFHepatitis B Testing Information for Veterans (423K)|
|Hepatitis C Fact Sheets (2013)|
Two-page printable fact sheets on hepatitis C and hepatitis C testing.
|Available: ||PDFHepatitis C Information for Veterans (665K)|
|PDFHepatitis C Testing Information for Veterans (442K)|
|Hepatitis C and Alcohol|
This tri-fold patient educational brochure highlights the dangers of heavy alcohol use on liver disease, illustrating the risks for developing cirrhosis or failing antiviral therapy.
|Managing Side Effects of Hepatitis C Treatment (2007)|
A 33-page guide for patients that describes ways to manage the more common side effects of interferon treatment. It covers fatigue, aches and pains, sleep, depression, irritability, nausea, loss of appetite, dry skin, and thinning hair.
|National Liver Transplant Guide (2009)|
Patient transplant guide designed to be a reference and to help answer some of the questions about the evaluation, transplantation, and post-transplant
|New Therapies for Hepatitis C (2012)|
A guide for patients who are considering taking one of the new hepatitis C drugs recently approved by the FDA: boceprevir and telaprevir. Includes information on how the drugs work, how they should be taken, what the common side effects are, and questions to discuss with providers.
|Patient Brochures (2004)|
The series of brochures is designed to educate veterans infected with hepatitis A, B, or C and their families, and to provide prevention information to those at risk.
|Available: ||OnlineIndividual brochures downloadable in PDF format|
|Side Effects Management Handouts|
Patient handouts featuring tips for coping with common side effects of hepatitis C treatment.
|Available: ||PDFSimeprevir + Peg-Interferon + Ribavirin (684K)|
|PDFSofosbuvir + Peg-Interferon + Ribavirin (693K)|
|PDFSofosbuvir + Ribavirin (639K)|
|PDFSofosbuvir + Simeprevir (and Ribavirin) (719K)|
|Taking Your Hepatitis C Therapy (2014)|
One-page printable handouts for providers to give to patients taking one of the new hepatitis C drugs--sofosbuvir and simeprevir--with tips on how and when to take the medications, and what to do if you miss a dose.
|Available: ||PDFSofosbuvir (317K)|
|PDFSofosbuvir + Simeprevir (319K)|
|Taking Your Hepatitis C Triple Therapy (2012)|
One-page printable handouts for providers to give to patients taking one of the new hepatitis C drugs--boceprevir or telaprevir--with tips on how and when to take the medications, and what to do if you miss a dose.
|Available: ||PDFBoceprevir (204K)|
|Triple Therapy Workbooks (2012)|
Workbooks designed for patients to keep on hand throughout their treatment course with boceprevir or telaprevir. Colorful medication schedules illustrate how many of each pill are taken at a given time, when pills must be accompanied by food, with advice on how to plan the times to take each dose.
|Wallet Cards (2006)|
12 two-sided cards that provide useful tips on ways for hepatitis C patients to take care of their health. About the size of credit cards, they fit nicely into patients' wallets for easy reference. In color or black and white.
|Available: ||Online(Printable PDFs)|
Patient Education (Videos)
|ABCs of Hepatitis (2011)|
This 15-minute video was created for general education on hepatitis A, B, and C in substance use disorder programs.Transcript included.
Provider-Guided Patient Education (Courses, Toolkits, Slideshows)
|Hepatitis C Education Class (2006)|
This toolkit, a how-to guide for conducting a patient education class on hepatitis C, includes a course guide, slideshow and audio, and slide set. The course guide is available in every VA library.
Provider Resources (Posters, Pocketcards, Fact Sheets)
A 3-item version of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) to identify persons with hazardous and harmful patterns of alcohol consumption.
|Audit-C Scoring Cards (2010)|
The Audit-C is given to thousands of VA patients. These cards show how your drinking compares to other Veterans.
Scoring card for menPDF(355K)
Scoring card for womenPDF(656K)
|Do You Have Hepatitis C? It Takes 2 Different Tests to Know for Sure|
Patient flyers (8-1/2" x 11") explaining the need for confirmatory tests.
It takes 2 different tests to know for sure.
1. SCREENING TEST: Indicates whether you were ever exposed to the Hepatitis C virus
2. CONFIRMATORY TEST: Indicates whether you currently have Hepatitis C
Version 2 PDF(2MB)
|Hepatitis C: Should You Get Tested?|
This 8-1/2" x 11" poster encourages veterans to be tested for hepatitis C. It lists the risk factors for hepatitis C and suggests that veterans speak to their doctor or nurse about making an appointment.
The purpose of this card is to help providers discuss alcohol use with Veterans with hepatitis C. The double-sided card contains tips and reminders: the OARS side discusses motivational interviewing; the FLO side discusses brief interventions. This card, with its brief scripts, may be used in conjunction with the HCRC Teaching Guide
. (Use this card instead of the Motivational Counseling card that was previously available.)
|Vaccination against Hepatitis A & B (2009)|
This pocket card and poster are intended to educate health care providers on how to vaccinate against hepatitis A and/or B. Includes chart of who should receive these vaccines.
PosterPDF(516K) Poster will automatically scale to fit various paper sizes, from 8-1/2" x 11" to 18" x 24".
Provider Education (Toolkits, Classes)
Guidelines and Recommendations