HCV Screening Tips
The Caring Ambassadors Program is providing this information to help you host a successful hepatitis C screening event.
The information is based on our experience hosting outdoor screening events. However, each event is different and you will need to customize your procedures according to the venue, length of the event, target audience, and other factors.
We welcome your comments and suggestions.
Following is a suggested list of supplies for any hepatitis C screening event. Quantities depend upon the duration of your event and how many participants are expects.
You may need other supplies depending on the venue and set-up.
Some supplies may not be needed if you hire a contractor to draw blood; check with the company well in advance to find out what you will be responsible for supplying.
- informational and/or educational materials
- business cards
- signage and/or table-top displays
- donation jar
- name tags for staff and volunteers
- stapler (s)
- staple remover(s)
- adhesive tape
- paper clips
- rubber bands
- pens (have a large number of inexpensive pens
as they are easily lost)
- disposable disinfecting wipes (to clean
- large zippered, plastic storage bags
- plastic storage containers with lids, (4
sandwich size containers per testing station)
- trash bags
- trash cans (boxes can be used with plastic
- table cloth(s)
- refreshments/snacks (for staff and volunteers
if an extended event)
- napkins (if supplying refreshments for
- folding chairs/lawn chairs if staging a break
area for staff/volunteers
- tarp (if you need to cover supplies during an
- camera (take pictures for your Internet site)
- t-shirts (if you are providing them for staff
- screening and consent forms
- expandable folders to hold forms and specimen
- large manila envelopes (for the completed
- clip boards (for filling out screening and
- non-latex gloves (get sizes needed for staff
- paper towels
- hand sanitizer
- hand lotion
- adhesive bandages
- gauze (2 x 2 inch)
- alcohol wipes