Contact Investigation




APRIL 22-23, 2010


Being held at

Southwest Valley Public

Health Office

2001 Centro Familiar Southwest

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105


Sponsored by

Heartland National TB Center,

New Mexico Department of Health and

New Mexico AIDS Education and Training Center



There is no charge to attend this workshop but pre-registration is mandatory and space is limited to 40 participants.

Deadline to register is: April 15, 2010

Register at:




Thursday, April 22, 2010

8:00‐8:30am Registration

8:30‐8:45am Welcome and Introductions

8:45‐9:30am Overview of Contact Investigation


9:30‐9:45am TB Pathogenesis

9:45‐10:15am TB/HIV Considerations in a Contact


10:15‐10:30am BREAK

10:30‐11:15am Initiating and Prioritizing Contact


11:15‐11:45am Initiating and Prioritizing Contact

Investigations: Skill Building Exercise

11:45‐12:45pm LUNCH provided by AIDS Education &

Training Center (AETC)

12:45‐1:45pm Essential Interviewing Skills for TB Contact


1:45‐2:45 pm Essential Interviewing Skills for TB Contact

Investigation: Skill Building Exercise

2:45‐3:00 pm BREAK

3:00‐3:45 pm Assigning Priorities to Contacts

3:45‐4:15 pm Assigning Priorities to Contacts: Skill Building


4:15‐4:45 pm Field Safety During the TB Contact


4:45‐5:00 pm Questions and Answers


Friday, April 23, 2010

8:00‐8:15 am Sign‐In

8:15‐9:15 am Medical Evaluation and Treatment of


9:15‐9:45 am Medical Evaluation and Treatment of

Contacts: Skill Building Exercise

9:45‐10:15 am Data Management

10:15‐10:30 am BREAK

10:30‐11:00 am Evaluating a Contact Investigation

11:00‐11:45 am Contact Investigation in Special Settings

11:45 ‐12:15 pm Jeopardy Game

12:15‐12:30 pm Questions and Answers, Evaluation, and



Target Audience

This course is intended for the registered nurse, public health nurse, case manager, LVN, contact investigator, public health technician, and allied health care worker who conducts or assists with TB contact investigations.



The format for this course will include lecture presentations, interactive case scenarios, and skill building exercises. There will be ample time for questions and answers.


Conference Goal

The goal of this course is to provide information and education about contact investigation as a TB elimination strategy. It will emphasize the importance of contact investigation as a primary means of TB control. Identification of active TB disease by case finding, testing and treatment of contacts, and screening and treating high-risk contacts for latent TB infection (LTBI) will be discussed.


Conference Objectives

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to describe the contact investigation guidelines, discuss the impact of HIV infection on contacts, list the steps in a contact investigation, conduct an effective TB interview, prioritize contact investigations and contacts within an investigation, verbalize the medical evaluation and treatment of contacts, and describe the steps involved in a TB contact investigation in a special setting, and effectively assess the completeness of a contact investigation


Recommended Lodging

Days Inn & Suites Airport

2331 Central Ave. SE

Albuquerque, NM 87106

Training Rate: $62.91 + tax Rate Code LRO

Drury Inn & Suites

(505) 341-3600

4310 The 25 Way Northeast

State Rate: $85 + tax

Federal Rate: $81 + tax

Hilton Garden Inn & Suites

(505) 765-1000

2601 Yale Boulevard Southeast

Federal Rate: $81 + tax



Marcos Burgos, MD

New Mexico Department of Health

Benita Cook, RN, BSN

New Mexico Department of Health

Renai Edwards, MPH

New Mexico Department of Health

Diana Fortune, RN, BSN

New Mexico Department of Health

Brent Herrera

New Mexico Department of Health

Deborah Isaacks, RN, BSN

New Mexico Department of Health

Jessica Quintero, BAAS

Heartland National TB Center

Martha Tanuz, RN, BSN

New Mexico Department of Health



The vision of Heartland National TB Center is to provide excellence, expertise, and innovation in training, medical consultation, and product development to reduce the impact of tuberculosis in our region.



The mission of the Heartland National TB Center is to build capacity with our partners. We will share expertise in the treatment and prevention of tuberculosis by: developing and implementing cutting-edge trainings, delivering expert medical consultation, providing technical assistance, and designing innovative educational and consultative products.


Continuing Education

CNE: Heartland National TB Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centerís Commission on Accreditation.

Heartland National TB Center will offer 10.00 Nursing Continuing Education Credits for successful completion of this educational activity. To obtain contact hours and a Certificate of Successful Completion, nurses must complete and return the Attendance Verification Form and the participant evaluation form.


For more information, please contact:

Jessica Quintero