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August 18th, 2017

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).

August 17th, 2017

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.

August 16th, 2017

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.

August 11th, 2017

TB Intensive

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.

August 04th, 2017

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.

July 31st, 2017

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.