Achieving Treatment Completion for Drug-Susceptible TB: Rarely a Straight Path

Registration Begins: 
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 9:00am
Registration Ends: 
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 5:00pm
Training Format: 

Training Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021  [virtual training offered via Zoom]

Training Time: 11:30 AM - 2:00 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 achieving treatment completion for drug-susceptible pulmonary TB. 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 2021 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

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
  • describe and demonstrate how to calculate TB treatment to assure completion has been achieved
  • identify at least three barriers that may interfere with treatment adherence and completion
  • incorporate strategies to address adherence barriers and to minimize interruptions in TB treatment
  • provide information on peer support groups such as We Are TB for persons undergoing tuberculosis treatment in their setting

Virtual Training Format: interactive lecture, large group activities and Q&A/open discussion



Denise Dodge, AA, BA, RN
TB Program Nurse Consultant
Virginia Department of Health
Tampa, FL

Jacqueline Cuen
Tuberculosis Peer Support Navigator
San Diego, CA


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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