News and Activities
TST Practicum: Train the Trainer
Sept. 19, 2017
This course is designed for the TB professional who is responsible for training staff and other health care workers on the proper placement and reading of the tuberculin skin test (TST).
Bi-State Infectious Disease Conference 2017
Oct. 20, 2017
Designed for public health personnel, family physicians, generalists, hospitalists, infectious disease specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, infection preventionists, correctional nurses, school nurses and dental assistants.
Screening for TB Infection
Sept. 20, 2017
This conference is designed for community providers who will be screening and treating patients for tuberculosis infection in the community.
Oct. 24-27, 2017
This course is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses with direct experience in the management of patients, with, or at risk of TB. This is not an introductory course. It is required that nursing participants have a minimum of one year experience in TB case management and attend the TB Nurse Case Management course prior to attending TB Intensive.
Laboratory Updates on Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) Testing
August 18, 2017
This webinar is intended for the prescribing physician and healthcare staff who may be involved with the decision to utilize an interferon gamma release assay (IGRA) test in screening individuals for tuberculosis.
New Continuing Education Article: Tuberculosis: A New Screening Recommendation and an Expanded Approach to Elimination in the United States
Tuberculosis (TB) prevention and control has traditionally been a core function of public health departments, with nurses at the forefront. However, many of those at high risk for TB infection and TB disease who need to be tested and treated receive their care from private health care providers and community health centers. As in public health departments, nurses in these settings play a critical role in the diagnosis and treatment of latent TB infection and TB disease, as well as in the prevention of TB transmission through infection control practices.