Tuberculosis Case Management and Contact Investigation Intensive

A regional training in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, the Arizona Department of Health Services, the New Mexico Department of Health, and Navajo Nation

Dates: March 19, 2019 - March 22, 2019

Location name: 
Ignacio, Colorado (~24 miles from Durango)
Location: 
Sky Ute Casino Resort
14324 Hwy 172 North
Ignacio, CO 81137

Time: [Registration on Day 1: 8:00 - 8:20 am]

  • Day 1__Tuesday, March 19th.........8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Day 2__Wednesday, March 20th....8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Day 3__Thursday, March 21st........8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Day 4__Friday, March 22nd............8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Application Deadline: February 22, 2019

Enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required. To apply, please click the Apply button at the bottom of this screen and then complete the questions on the enrollment form. Note that you will be asked to log in if you haven't already done so. Applicants will be informed of their registration status within a few days of the application deadline. Directions will be included with acceptance letters.

Cost: There is no fee for this training. Breakfast will be provided.

Credit: This training is approved for up to 23 continuing education hours (see below). Certificates will be available approximately 12 weeks after the training.

Target Audience: This training is intended for nurses and other licensed medical care providers who provide TB case management of patients with active or latent tuberculosis within the public health setting.
Topics covered include:

  • Epidemiology for TB case management and contact investigation
  • Role of the laboratory in TB diagnosis and management
  • Medical management of TB
  • Legal and ethical issues in TB
  • Fundamentals of TB case management
  • Targeted testing for TB
  • Treatment of TB infection
  • TB contact investigation
  • MDR TB case management 
  • Culture, community and tuberculosis care
  • Interviewing skills

Training Objectives (partial list):
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • List basic epidemiology tools for TB case management
  • List the three steps of laboratory examination necessary for adequate TB case management
  • List four basic principles for the medical management of TB cases
  • List the primary components of the TB case management model
  • Identify and prioritize the objectives of TB case management
  • Identify populations at high risk for infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Name and apply the essential steps and timelines in a contact investigation
  • List the general principles of MDR TB treatment
  • Identify four techniques to improve communication during a TB interview
  • Name three approaches for providing culturally competent TB care
  • Identify cultural, social and economic factors that block access to TB care

Training Format:
Includes lecture, discussion and case presentations.

Training agenda here.

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Hotel Room Reservations: A guestroom block is available at the Sky Ute Casino Resort for $88 per night. Hotel block name will be provided via confirmation email.

Airport Shuttle: The Sky Ute Casino Resort offers a free shuttle to and from Durango-La Plata County Airport.

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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 23 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.

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Important: For your application to be considered, we require completion of the enrollment questions. Please follow these steps:

1. Click Apply. The enrollment questions will appear.

The enrollment questions need to be completed at this time. Please do not close the window or click the back arrow – your access to this page will be closed.

2. Complete the enrollment questions and click Submit.
3. An automatic email confirming your application was submitted will be sent to you.

*If you need any assistance, please email us at: CurryTBcenter@ucsf.edu.