LTBI in Alaska: What You Need to Know

Dates: November 8, 2018

Training Format: 
Off-site
Location: 
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation
528 Chief Eddie Hoffman Hwy
Bethel, AK 99559

Cost: There is no fee for this training.

Credit: This training is approved for up to 3.0 continuing education hours (see below). Certificates will be available approximately 12 weeks after the training.

Training objectives:

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe recent trends in TB burden in Alaska to improve patient outcomes.
  • Identify at least 3 groups who are at risk for tuberculosis and should undergo screening to prevent tuberculosis disease and transmission
  • Discuss pros and cons for the tuberculosis skin tests (TSTs) versus interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) and how they may apply to different risk groups to improve application in clinical practice
  • List four recommended treatment options for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and describe the advantages versus disadvantages to each to inform clinical judgment in choosing the optimum regimen for patient care
  • State the differences in treatment of TB and LTBI in children as compared to adults to achieve optimum pediatric patient outcomes.
  • List techniques to make children's medication dosing more effective and implement these techniques in their pediatric patients.

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 21.5 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.

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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.