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Hepatitis C Quicknotes

The Hepatitis C Quicknotes constitute an abbreviated version of the VA Hepatitis C Treatment Recommendations (2006), developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs Hepatitis C Resource Center Program.

The Hepatitis C Quicknotes provide bottom-line recommendations regarding:

  • Screening and testing for hepatitis C
  • Antiviral treatment eligibility (including necessary pre-treatment assessment and contraindications)
  • Anti-HCV post-test strategies
  • Endpoints of anti-HCV treatment and antiviral treatment strategy (including dosages and dose modification guidelines)

Where appropriate, they provide links to the documents for using erythropoietin and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor for hepatitis C treatment-related anemia and neutropenia, from the VHA Pharmacy Benefits Management Strategic Health Care Group and Medical Advisory Panel.

Available in three formats:

Web-Based

Start here: Screening and Testing

PDF

Hepatitis C Quicknotes

Palm Program

Downloadable algorithm for a PDA

Download Requirements:

  1. Handheld device using Palm OS 3.0 or higher (Palm III or newer: Sony Clie, Treo, Tungsten, Zire). Hepatitis C Quicknotes is currently not available for Windows CE device (Pocket PC, iPAQ).
  2. Computer running Windows operating system (Windows '98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, etc.)

Download Instructions:

  1. Download file: https://downloads.va.gov/files/webops/HEP_C_3_1.zip
  2. Double click on the zip file.
  3. WinZip should open showing the HEP_C_3.1.exe file
  4. Double click on this .exe file to open the install program. If warning appears, just click 'Yes' to open the file. (Please note: Many of the VA workstations do not permit downloading files from the Internet. Contact your local IRM for assistance.)
  5. The QuickNotes Setup window opens. Click 'Next' in the Hepatitis QuickNotes Installation window.
  6. Click 'Next' to install to the default location.
  7. If several Palm accounts use this machine, you will have to select the proper account for the HotSync process.
  8. Click 'Install.'
  9. Run HotSync from Palm. When done, click 'Finish.'
  10. Confirm that the Hepatitis QuickNotes program is now on your Palm device.