Infection Control

Tuberculosis Infection Control: A Practical Manual for Preventing TB

This manual provides up-to-date information about the guidelines and regulations pertaining to TB infection control, methods of reducing the risk of TB infection, and facility-specific guidelines for reducing the risk and dealing with potential exposure.

Tuberculosis Infection Control: A Practical Manual for Preventing TB contains information, forms, signs, and user-friendly tools for clinics, hospitals, homeless shelters, and other parties interested in the prevention and control of tuberculosis. The 5 settings and 12 appendices address environmental controls in detail for:

Practical Solutions for TB Infection Control: Infectiousness and Isolation

This 60-minute Flash presentation with streaming audio and interactive questions provides information on how to determine whether your TB patient is infectious and demonstrates practical ways that you can prevent TB transmission in your clinic, in transit, and in the patient's home.

  • Healthcare workers who interact with TB patients, who supervise staff working with TB patients, or who manage clinics that provide services to TB patients.

Heidi Behm, RN, MPH
Acting TB Controller
Public Health Division
Department of Human Services
Portland, Oregon

Shelters and TB: What Staff Need to Know, Second Edition

Designed for homeless shelter staff, Shelters and TB: What Staff Need to Know is an 18-minute training video about how to prevent the spread of TB in homeless shelters.

After viewing this video and accompanying viewer’s guide, the user will be able to describe:

  • what TB is
  • how it is spread
  • what to do when staff suspects someone with TB
  • how to develop and implement a TB infection control policy
  • how shelters and health departments can work together to create a healthy and safe environment for staff and clients