Tuberculosis Contact Investigation

Registration Begins: 
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 10:00am
Registration Ends: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 9:00am

Training Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021  [virtual training offered via Zoom]

Training Time: 11:30 am - 4:30 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 5.00 nursing continuing education hours (see below). Certificates will be available approximately 12 weeks after the training to participants who complete the entire training and evaluation.

Target Audience: This training is intended for public health nurses and other public health staff who conduct and/or oversee/manage TB contact investigations.

Description: Learn and practice the essential steps and timelines in a tuberculosis (TB) contact investigation for tuberculosis. Note: This training is TB-specific and will not cover methods for a COVID-19 contact or case investigation.

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:

  • describe the criteria used and method for determining an infectious period (IP) for TB
  • describe the characteristics of the TB patient, contact, and exposure that should be assessed in order to prioritize contacts
  • name and apply the essential steps and timelines in a TB contact investigation
  • list three criteria used to determine when to expand the scope of a TB contact investigation

Virtual Training Format: lecture, case study and Q&A/discussion

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Presenter:

Lynette Leviste, RN, PHN

Supervising Public Health Nurse II
Pulmonary Disease Services
Orange County Health Care Agency
Santa Ana, CA

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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 5.00 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.