TB 101 and Training Basics

MARCH 24-25, 2009

Being held at
Arizona Department of Health Services State Laboratory
250 North 17th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Sponsored by
Heartland National TB Center

Arizona Department of Health Services


There is no fee for this course, but enrollment is limited to 50 participants and pre-registration is mandatory. Registration will be open from February 2nd through March 6th, 2009.

Register online at:

http://www.heartlandntbc.org/training . a s p

NOTE: Completion of application form does not constitute admission into the course; confirmation of participation will be sent to you via e-mail. Space is limited. If you are confirmed and will be unable to attend, please notify us so others may have the opportunity to enroll.


La Quinta Inn
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport North
4727 East Thomas Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85018
Phone: (602) 956-6500
Fax: (602) 840-3317

Group Name: Arizona Department of Health Services
Group Rate: $89.10 + tax per night


Contact: Laura Muraida
(210) 531-4509
or e-mail: laura.muraida @ u t h c t . e d u


This course is intended for registered nurses and other health care staff in public health and correctional settings who are actively engaged in the management of patients at risk of tuberculosis.


The format for the conference will include lecture presentations and analysis of case scenarios with audience discussion and participation. There will be ample time for questions and answers.


The goal of this training is to provide an in-depth introduction to TB and the assessment of TB suspects, as well as basic training techniques essential to effective public health control programs.


Using interactive lectures and case studies participants will be able to: describe the current epidemiology of TB; identify modes of TB transmission; discuss the diagnosis and treatment of TB disease and latent infection; identify effective infection control measures; describe basic contact investigation techniques; and determine potential legal issues. Attendees will also be able to utilize effective adult learning techniques needed to teach others.



Tuesday, March 24, 2009
8:00 to 8:30 A.M. Sign In
Welcome and Introductions
Epidemiology of TB
Transmission of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
Screening Tests for TB Disease and Infection
Diagnosis of TB Disease
12:00 to 1:30 P.M. LUNCH
Treatment of TB Infection
Treatment of TB Disease
TB Suspect Case Presentation and Discussion
4:15 to 4:30 P.M. Question and Answer Session
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
8:00 to 8:15 A.M. Sign In
Effective Infection Control
Directly Observed Therapy and Field Safety
Contact Investigation
Legal Issues in TB Control
11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. LUNCH
Training Basics:
  • Organizing a Training
  • How to Facilitate a Lecture
Training Basics:
  • Adult Learning Techniques
  • Communicating Effectively
3:15 to 3:30 P.M. Question and Answer Session


Millie Blackstone, RN, MPH
TB Nurse Coordinator
Arizona Department of Health Services

Laura Muraida, BA
Education Specialist
Heartland National TB Center

Catalina Navarro, RN, BSN
Nurse Consultant
Heartland National TB Center

Debbie Onofre, RN, MSN
Nurse Consultant
Heartland National TB Center

Others to be announced


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 Nursing Continuing Education Credits for successful completion of this educational activity.

No commercial support has been given for this Heartland provided continuing educational activity.

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