How to Be Informed on Class Bs

How to Be Informed on Class Bs webinar

90-minute Webinar originally aired December 8, 2020

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Webinar Materials:  https://www.currytbcenter.ucsf.edu/trainings/how-be-informed-class-bs/materials

This webinar was intended for people who work in tuberculosis public health settings and are involved with the B notification process. This 90-minute webinar presentation provided an overview of follow-up and evaluation activities for persons arriving to the U.S. with a Class B notification for a TB condition.

YouTube Link:  https://youtu.be/8f8m_bnmN2U

*CME and CE units are not being offered for this recording and there is no participant evaluation.*

Objectives:

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

  • describe the TB Class B designations (B1 – B3) and demonstrate understanding of the different types of follow-up required in the U.S. for patients with each classification type in order to improve outcomes for patients

  • apply the National TB Indicators Project (NTIP) 2025 objectives related to immigrants and refugees with abnormal overseas chest x-rays to individual TB Class B referrals to encourage efficient screening processes and utilization of short course latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) treatment options

Training Format: Lecture, case study, and Q&A/discussion.

Facilitator:

Cherie Stafford, MSN, MPH
Nurse Coordinator
Tuberculosis Control Program
Arizona Department of Health Services
Phoenix, AZ

Presenters:
(listed in order of presentation)

Amanda Dam, MPH
Public Health Advisor
Migration Health Information Nexus Unit
Immigrant, Refugee and Migrant Health Branch
Division of Global Migration and Quarantine
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Deborah Lee, MPH
Lead, Migration Health Information Nexus Unit
Immigrant, Refugee and Migrant Health Branch
Division of Global Migration and Quarantine
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Philip Lowenthal, MPH
Epidemiologist
Surveillance and Epidemiology Section, Tuberculosis Control Branch
Division of Communicable Disease Control
California Department of Public Health
Richmond, CA

Heidi Behm, RN, MPH
TB Nurse Consultant/TB Controller, Public Health Division
Oregon Health Authority
Portland, OR

The Curry International Tuberculosis Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This training is approved for up to 1.5 continuing education hours.

The Curry International Tuberculosis Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 1.5 continuing education hours. 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.