Case Management for Latent TB Infection

Registration Begins: 
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 11:45am
Registration Ends: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 5:00pm
Training Format: 
Webinar

Training Date: Monday, June 28, 2021  [virtual training offered via Zoom]

Training Time: 12:00 PM - 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 2.0 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 to persons undergoing evaluation and/or treatment for latent TB infection. It is an entry-level training for nurses/case managers within their first year or two of providing tuberculosis-related prevention and care services.

Description: This training will cover the fundamentals of diagnosing and treating latent TB infection. 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 CurryTBCenter@ucsf.edu.

Training Objectives:

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

  • conduct risk assessment screening to identify individuals at risk for latent TB infection (LTBI) and disease progression
  • describe the diagnostic tests for LTBI including rationale for test selection and interpretation of result
  • describe the impact of BCG vaccination on TB testing
  • identify the recommended regimens for treating LTBI
  • describe baseline evaluations that should be performed prior to LTBI treatment initiation
  • list common side effects to assess for throughout LTBI treatment and criteria for determining when to stop/hold treatment and refer patient for further evaluation

Virtual Training Format: interactive lecture, case studies and Q&A/open discussion

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Presenters:

Brenda Montoya Denison, BSN, RN
Tuberculosis Program Manager
Public Health Division, Tuberculosis Program
New Mexico Department of Health
Santa Fe, NM

Middy Tilghman, NP
Family Nurse Practitioner
One Community Health
Hood River, OR

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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 2.0 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.

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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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Important: For your application to be considered, we require completion of the enrollment questions. To begin, please click Apply. Complete the enrollment questions that appear on the next page. To finish, click Submit.