Tuberculosis Contact Investigation

Registration Begins: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 9:00am
Registration Ends: 
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 5:00pm

Training Date: Thursday, August 5, 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)

IMPORTANT: Please note that this 5-hour training will start at 11:30 AM Pacific Time to make it available within the work day for learners from across the Curry Center region. Please take this under consideration when deciding whether to apply if you reside outside of the western region time zones (Hawaii-Aleutian, Pacific, Mountain).

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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 the essential steps in a tuberculosis (TB) contact investigation and apply the steps to a TB case scenario. NOTE: This training will not cover methods for COVID-19 contact or case investigation and does not address interviewing skills or techniques.

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:

  • name and apply the essential elements of a TB contact investigation
  • assess patient infectiousness and determine when to initiate a TB contact investigation
  • 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 to prioritize contacts
  • determine the necessary evaluation of contacts to assess for TB infection or disease
  • describe several factors that should be assessed when evaluating whether to expand 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.

 

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