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Publications and Products on Hepatitis C

Publications and Products

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Patient Handouts (Brochures, Booklets, Fact Sheets, Wallet Cards)

ABCs of Hepatitis (2015)
This 1-page handout is a guide to the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of hepatitis A, B, and C.
Available: PDF(43K)
Not available in print.
ABCs of Hepatitis
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.
English language
Cirrhosis: A Patient's Guide
Spanish Language
Direct-Acting Antivirals: Taking Your Hepatitis C Therapy (2016)
One-page printable handouts for providers to give to patients who are taking hepatitis C drugs, with tips on how and when to take the medications and what to do if a dose is missed.
Available: PDFEpclusa® (365K)
PDFViekira XRTM (365K)
PDFZepatierTM (365K)
PDFDaclatasvir + Sofosbuvir (754K)
PDFViekira PakTM (Ombitasvir/Paritaprevir/Ritonavir/Dasabuvir) (348K)
PDFHarvoni® (Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir) (749K)
PDFSimeprevir (318K)
PDFSofosbuvir (315K)
PDFSofosbuvir + Simeprevir (319K)
Sofosbuvir handout
Direct-Acting Antivirals: Side Effects Management Handouts (December 2016)
Patient handouts featuring tips for coping with common side effects of hepatitis C treatment.
Available: PDFAcid-Reducing Medications: Interactions with Harvoni® and Epclusa® (275K)
PDFEpclusa® (108K)
PDFEpclusa® + Ribavirin (113K)
PDFZepatierTM (171K)
PDFZepatierTM + Ribavirin (173K)
PDFDaclatasvir + Sofosbuvir (165K)
PDFDaclatasvir + Sofosbuvir + Ribavirin (167K)
PDFViekira® (Ombitasvir/Paritaprevir/Ritonavir + Dasabuvir) (301K)
PDFViekira® (Ombitasvir/Paritaprevir/Ritonavir + Dasabuvir) + Ribavirin (219K)
PDFHarvoni® (Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir) (348K)
PDFHarvoni® (Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir) + Ribavirin (1.2M)
PDFSimeprevir + Peg-Interferon + Ribavirin (684K)
PDFSofosbuvir + Peg-Interferon + Ribavirin (693K)
PDFSofosbuvir + Ribavirin (639K)
PDFSofosbuvir + Simeprevir + Ribavirin (719K)
HCV Treatment Side Effects
Don't Let Hepatitis C Surprise You
This 8-1/2" x 11" infographic encourages veterans to learn the facts about hepatitis C, know the risks, and get tested.
Available: PDF(1.26MB)
thumbnail of Hepatitis C Infographic
Drinking Diary and Change Plan (revised September 2015)
Wallet card for patients to record their alcohol use over a 4-week period as a way to monitor and reduce their drinking behavior.
Available: PDF(90K)
Drinking Diary Card and Change Plan Template
FAQs about Sustained Virologic Response to Treatment for Hepatitis C (October 2015)
Questions and answers for patients who have successfully completed treatment for hepatitis C.
Available: PDF(312K)
FAQs about Sustained Virologic Response to Treatment for Hepatitis C
Hepatitis A Fact Sheet (2016)
Printable fact sheet on hepatitis A.
Available: PDFHepatitis A Facts for Veterans (412K)
thumbnail of factsheet on Hepatitis B for Veterans
Hepatitis B Fact Sheets (2016)
Printable fact sheets on hepatitis B and hepatitis B testing.
Available: PDFHepatitis B Facts for Veterans (412K)
PDFHepatitis B Testing Information for Veterans (423K)
thumbnail of factsheet on Hepatitis B for Veterans
Hepatitis C Fact Sheet (2015)
Two-page printable fact sheet on hepatitis C.
Available: PDFHepatitis C Information for Veterans (665K)
thumbnail of factsheet on Hepatitis C for Veterans
Hepatitis C: An Introductory Guide for Patients (April 2015)
A 36-page primer on hepatitis C, including information on the liver's functions, laboratory tests, and treatment. Updated April 2015.
Available: PDF(2.26MB)
Hepatitis C: An Introductory Guide for Patients
Hepatitis C and Substance Use (December 2016)
This patient handout highlights the dangers of heavy alcohol use for individuals with hepatitis C, illustrating the risks for developing cirrhosis.
Available: PDF(272K)
Hepatitis C and Substance Use
Hepatitis C Medications: A Review and Update for Patients (August 2016)
An overview of hepatitis C treatment, including information on the most recently approved drugs.
Available: Online
Hepatitis C Medications
Liver Cancer Patient Guide (October 2015)
A 70-page guide to help patients understand the basic facts about liver cancer and care options. For printing, set print settings to fit to page.
Available: PDF(6.9MB)
Liver Cancer Patient Guide
Liver Tumors: A Patient's Guide (August 2011)
A 33-page booklet that helps patients understand what it means when there's a "mass," "lump," "lesion," or "tumor" on their liver.
Available: PDF(5.48MB)
Liver Tumors: A Patient's Guide
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 period.
Available: Online
National Liver Transplant Guide
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Patient's Guide (2013)
A 23-page handbook for patients on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), one of the diseases associated with obesity.
Available: Online
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Patient's Guide
Patient Brochures (2016)
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
Viekira Pak and Drug Interaction Information for Patients (November 2015)
A one-page handout with information for patients about interactions between Viekira PakTM and other medications.
Available: Online(Printable PDF)
Viekira drug interactions
Wallet Cards (2015)
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 PDF)
Patient wallet cards
What You Need to Know Before and During Treatment with Direct Acting Antivirals (2015)
A one-page printable sheet of information for patients about starting HCV treatment.
Available: PDF
Not available in print.
HCV Patient Pretreatment

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.
Available: Online
ABCs of Hepatitis video
Living with Hepatitis C: Patient HCV Education Videos (2006)
These three 26-minute videos discuss the liver; hepatitis A, B, and C; and healthy living. Transcripts included.
Available: Online
Living with Hepatitis C: Patient HCV Education Videos

Provider-Guided Patient Education (Courses, Toolkits, Slideshows)

All About Your Liver: A Toolkit for Patients with Special Learning Needs (2006)
This 84-page guidebook on hepatitis and the liver is designed for use with patients who have special learning needs, such as severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) or other cognitive impairments. Guides and CD/DVD are available in every VA library.
Available: PDF(4.6MB)
All About Your Liver toolkit
Hepatitis B Patient Education (2016)
A click-through presentation to educate patients about hepatitis B.
Available: PDF
Hepatitis B Patient Education
Liver Wellness Class
This is a patient education slide show on hepatitis C, with an accompanying guide for clinicians.
Available: PDFSlide set (2016)
PDFCourse guide (2006)
HepatitisC Education Class Course Guide
Reducing Alcohol Use with Brief Intervention: Resources
These toolkit resources offer a patient-centered approach to reduce alcohol use among patients with hepatitis C.
Available: OnlineTeaching Guide
PDFTeaching Guide (1.7MB)
Teaching Guide

Provider Resources (Posters, Pocketcards, Fact Sheets)

Audit-C (1990)
A 3-item version of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) to identify persons with hazardous and harmful patterns of alcohol consumption.
Available: Online
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 men
Scoring card for women
Audit-C Scoring Card
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. Copy reads:
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
Confirmatory testing flyer
Version 1
Confirmatory testing flyer
Version 2
Hepatitis C Fact Sheet (2014)
Two-page printable fact sheet
Available: PDFHepatitis C Information for Providers (444K)
thumbnail of factsheet on Hepatitis C for providers
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.)
Available: PDF(146K)
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.
Vaccination against Hepatitis A & B (Pocketcard)
PDF(516K) Poster will automatically scale to fit various paper sizes, from 8-1/2" x 11" to 18" x 24".
Vaccination against Hepatitis A & B (Poster)

Provider Education (Toolkits, Classes)

Evaluating Liver Test Abnormalities: Understanding the Pathophysiology of Liver Disease
A web-based course, tailored to mid-level providers, designed to provide a practical approach to the evaluation of abnormal liver chemistries in the context of a broad understanding of the pathophysiology of liver injury.
Available: Online
Evaluating Liver Test Abnormalities: Understanding the Pathophysiology of Liver Disease
Initiating and Maintaining a Hepatitis C Support Group (2003)
A 48-page primer for conceptualizing the structure and purpose of a support group. Provides rationale, development process, sample documents, and resources.
Available: Online
Initiating and Maintaining a Hepatitis C Support Group
Liver Telehealth Resource Guide (2012)
The purpose of this 22-page manual is to provide a step-by-step guide for helping providers use clinical video telehealth in liver care.
Available: PDF
Liver Telehealth Resource Guide

Guidelines and Recommendations

Chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection: Treatment Considerations (2016)
This revision (September 22, 2016) incorporates updates to treatment regimens for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, genotype 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Available: PDF(1MB)
Chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection: Treatment Considerations (2016)
Hepatitis C Virus Antibody Screening Flow Chart (2009)
Algorithm for hepatitis C virus antibody screening.
Available: Online
Hepatitis C Virus Antibody Screening Flow Chart, 2009
Management and Treatment of Patients With Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension (2009)
Literature review and summary of recommended interventions.
Available: Online
Quicknotes (abbreviated version)
Online(web page and downloadable algorithm for a PDA)
Management and Treatment of Patients With Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension, 2009
Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (2009)
This guide offers current recommendations on surveillance, diagnosis, staging, and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma.
Available: Online

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Quicknotes (abbreviated version)
Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma