This training curriculum was developed to improve the skills of DOT workers in public health TB control programs. It is targeted to TB controllers, program managers, health educators and others who train DOT staff. This skill-based curriculum addresses the following topics:
These tools are primarily for urban TB programs wishing to improve secondary prevention of TB in those groups at highest risk of progression to TB disease, including the homeless, chemically dependent and mentally ill. TB control staff are able to:
This online course, which includes slides, audio narration, and interactive questions, provides information on how to screen, test, and treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). TB and HIV experts from the Western Region wrote and presented the case-based lessons in this course. The lessons can be taken separately or in any order. Each lesson is 20 minutes or less in length.
The first edition (2009) of Tuberculosis Drug Information Guide was derived from Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: A Survival Guide for Clinicians (2nd edition) produced in 2008 by the Curry International Tuberculosis Center (CITC) and the State of California Department of Public Health, Tuberculosis Control Branch (CDPH).
The information in Tuberculosis Drug Information Guide, 2nd edition was updated in December, 2012.