Continuing Education Activity
The hepatitis B vaccine is a medication used in the prevention of hepatitis B infection, which can lead to chronic liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma. It is in the vaccine class of drugs. This activity reviews the indications, action, and contraindications for the hepatitis B vaccine as a valuable agent in the prevention of hepatitis B infection. This activity will highlight the mechanism of action, adverse event profile, and other vital factors pertinent for members of the healthcare team in reducing the burden of hepatitis B on their patients and community.
- Review the mechanism of action and administration of the hepatitis B vaccine.
- Describe the adverse effects and contraindications of the hepatitis B vaccine.
- Explain the monitoring for patients receiving the hepatitis B vaccine and any toxicity.
- Outline the importance of improving care coordination amongst the healthcare team to enhance the delivery of care for patients receiving the hepatitis B vaccine.