MAY 11, 2009

Being held at
City of Houston Health Department
8000 North Stadium Drive, 1st Floor
Houston, Texas 77054

Sponsored by
Heartland National TB Center

with the support of
City of Houston Health Department

Texas Department of State Health Services


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.


Monday, May 11, 2009
12:30 P.M. SIGN IN
12:50 P.M. Welcome and Introductions
1:00 P.M. Tuberculosis 101
1:30 P.M. Tuberculin Skin Testing for Shelters
2:15 P.M. TB Suspect Assessment and Follow-Up
3:00 P.M. BREAK
3:15 P.M. Infection Control for Homeless Shelters
4:00 P.M. Implementing a TB Screening Program: Case Studies from the Field
4:45 P.M. Questions & Answers; Evaluation

This course is open to individuals from the state of Texas only. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at the close of the training class. No nursing continuing education credits will be given.

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


This course is designed for health care workers and non-medical staff who work in transitional and homeless shelter settings with patients with or at risk of tuberculosis.


The goal of this training is to enhance the expertise of local homeless shelter staff to effectively manage tuberculosis in their shelter.


Using interactive lectures covering introductory information on tuberculosis and tuberculosis screening programs, participants will be able to: describe TB symptoms and transmission; describe proper TB skin test placement and interpretation; assess TB suspects; discuss basic components of an effective TB infection control program; and identify tools and guidelines needed to implement a TB screening program at a shelter or transitional home.


The format for this course will be lecture-style presentations. There will be ample time for questions and answers.


Barbara Brisette, RN
TB Program
City of Houston Health Department

Rebecca Sanchez, RN
Texas Center for Infectious Disease

Marion Scott, RN
Harris County Hospital District
Health Care for the Homeless Program

Joan Taylor, RN
TB Program
City of Houston Health Department

Preston Witt
Harmony House

For more information, please contact:

LEAD EDUCATOR: Laura Muraida
laura.muraida @ u t h c t . e d u
(210) 531-4509


There is no charge to attend this workshop but pre-registration is mandatory.

Deadline to register is:
May 1, 2009

Space is limited to 100 participants.

Register at:

Applicants will receive notification of their enrollment status via e-mail (unless otherwise requested).

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