Achieving Treatment Completion for Drug-Susceptible TB

Registration for this training ended on Fri, 08/25/2023 - 19:00

Please Note: Due to the pilot nature of this training, Curry International Tuberculosis Center is only able to accommodate learners from the western region of the United States in this virtual training offering. The western region consists of seventeen jurisdictions: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the U.S. Pacific Island Territories. Thank you for your understanding.


Training Date: September 27, 2023  [virtual training offered via Zoom]

Training Time: 12:00 - 2:30 pm Pacific Time. (All of our virtual trainings are in Pacific Time. If you are unsure about the time zone differences, please use the Time Converter)

Cost: There is no fee for this training.

Credit: This training is approved for up to 2.5 nursing continuing education hour (see below). Certificates will be available approximately 12 weeks after the training.

Target Audience: This training is intended for nurses and case managers who provide care for TB patients within the public health setting. It is an entry-level training for nurses/case managers who are within their first year or two of providing TB case management for patients with active tuberculosis.

Description: This training will cover the fundamentals of how to determine whether adequate treatment completion has been achieved for drug-susceptible pulmonary TB, and strategies for addressing potential barriers to treatment adherence. Participants will also apply what they learn in large group activities to reinforce the concepts.

This virtual training is part of the Curry Center’s Tuberculosis Case Management and Contact Investigation Intensive (CMCI) core training. The 2023 virtual CMCI series is designed for tuberculosis case managers and public health nurses who deliver case management services to patients with active or latent TB within the public health setting. For more information about this series, and other core training opportunities, please see visit our website or email us at

Virtual Training FormatInteractive lecture, small breakout groups and Q&A/open discussion

Training Objectives:

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • state the criteria used to determine the duration of treatment for drug-susceptible TB (DS-TB) disease
  • assess for and anticipate potential barriers to treatment
  • be able to identify factors to consider towards determining treatment completion
  • incorporate strategies to address adherence barriers and to minimize interruptions in TB treatment


TB Nurse Case Management Core Competencies:

This module supports the TB case manager's development of the following core competencies:

DOMAIN 1: Assessment & analytical skills - Essential knowledge & clinical skills:

  • Understand documentation requirements for DOT and SAT
  • Use established criteria to calculate for treatment completion
  • Conduct periodic assessment that includes:
    • Interpretation of diagnostic tests
    • Progress toward treatment completion criteria
    • Barriers to treatment
  • Develop and implement strategies that improve adherence

DOMAIN 3: Education and communication

  • Ensure equitable goal setting
  • Provide emotional support
  • Provide patient education



Lisa Ferguson, RN, BSN, MSc
Tuberculosis Nurse Consultant
Office of Communicable Disease Epidemiology
Division of Disease Control & Health Statistics
Washington State Department of Health
Seattle, WA


The Curry International Tuberculosis Center is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California State Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 12308. This training is approved for up to 2.5 continuing education hour. Board requirements prevent us from offering CE credit to people who arrive more than 15 minutes after the start of the training, or leave the training early. Therefore, partial credit will not be awarded.


The Curry International Tuberculosis Center is designated as a Tuberculosis Center of Excellence for Training, Education, and Medical Consultation (TB COE) via a funded cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Curry International Tuberculosis Center prioritizes learners from the western region of the United States which consists of seventeen jurisdictions: Alaska, Arizona, California (including Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco), Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the U.S. Pacific Island Territories.


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