TB IN THE CORRECTIONAL SETTING: TRAIN THE TRAINER

FORT WORTH, TEXAS
OCTOBER 7, 2009

Being held at
Tarrant County Public Health Department
John Snow Room
1101 South Main
Fort Worth, Texas 76104

Sponsored by
Heartland National TB Center

In conjunction with
Tarrant County Public Health

AGENDA

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
8:30 A.M.
  • SIGN IN
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • How TB Disease and Latent TB Infection are Handled in a Correctional Setting
  • BREAK
  • Tuberculin Skin Test: An Overview
11:45 A.M.
  • LUNCH
  • Using a TB 101 Module to Reach Your Jail Staff
  • Adult Learning Techniques
  • Jail Etiquette and Safety
3:00 P.M. Questions & Answers, Evaluation, and Adjourn

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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 Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Heartland National TB Center provides up to 4.50 nursing continuing education contact hours for successful completion of this educational activity.

To obtain contact hours, nurses must complete and return the Certificate of Successful Completion and Attendance Verification Form and the participant evaluation form.

No commercial support was given or received for this Heartland provided continuing educational activity.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for the Texas local health department registered nurse and TB professionals who are assigned to work with correctional facilities in their jurisdiction.

CONFERENCE GOAL

The goal of this training is to enhance the expertise of the local registered nurse and the TB health worker so they can effectively partner with their correctional centers and the Texas Department of State Health Services to reduce the prevalence and severity of TB in their region.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

Using interactive lectures, case studies and other types of learning exercises, participants will: increase their basic knowledge of tuberculosis, the tuberculin skin test, and the use of signs and symptoms to screen for TB: increase their awareness of jail etiquette and safety; learn how TB is handled in a correctional setting and how to build relationships with their correctional centers; and identify basic adult learning techniques to maximize the effectiveness of training correctional staff. In addition, to covering the subject matter above, the course will instruct in the use of and provide each participant with a “Working to Educate Your Correctional Staff about TB Toolbox”. The tool box contains learning materials, TST video, checklists, fact sheets, reporting requirements and forms, Texas Correctional Centers Information Lists, and the Texas Statutes that govern tuberculosis in correctional facilities. The free toolbox will only be available to attendees of the course.

FORMAT

The format for this course will be lecture presentations, and problem solving case scenarios with audience discussion and participation. There will be ample time for questions and answers.

FACULTY

Sandra Morris, MPH
Texas Department of State Health Services

Jessica Quintero, BAAS
Heartland National TB Center

Additional staff to be added

For more information, please contact:

Jessica Quintero
(210) 531-4568
or e-mail: jessica.quintero @ u t h c t . e d u

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

There is no charge to attend this workshop, but pre-registration is mandatory. Deadline to register is: September 16, 2009.

Registration is limited to 30 participants. Register at http://www.heartlandntbc.org/training.asp.

RECOMMENDED LODGING

Cay’s Inn
1551 South University
Fort Worth, Texas
Reservations: (817) 336-9823

OR

Courtyard by Marriott
3150 Riverfront Drive
Fort Worth, Texas
Reservations: (817)870-1040

OUR VISION

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.

OUR MISSION

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. No commercial support was given to Heartland National TB Center or the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler for this educational program.

Heartland National TB Center
2303 SE Military Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78223
Phone: 1 (800) TEX-LUNG
Fax: (210) 531-4590