Contact Investigation



MARCH 29-31, 2010


Being held at

Highway Patrol

Training Academy


2055 East Iron Avenue

Salina, Kansas 67401


Sponsored by

Heartland National TB Center

Kansas Department of Health & Environment

and DHHS Nebraska


Continuing Education

CNE: The University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Center East, as an approved provider of continuing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing, presents this offering for a maximum of ## contact credit hours applicable for relicensure of RNís, LPNís, and LMHTís.



Day 1: March 29, 2010

12:00-12:15 pm Registration

12:15-12:30 pm Welcome and Introductions

12:30-12:45 pm Contact Investigation Pre-test

12:45-1:45pm Overview of Contact Investigation


1:45-2:45pm Prioritizing Contact Investigations:

Using Resources Wisely

2:45-3:00pm BREAK

3:00-4:00pm Assigning Priorities to Contacts

4:00-4:45pm Assigning Priorities to Contacts: Skill

Building Exercise

4:45-5:00pm Questions and Answers


Day 2: March 30, 2010

8:15-8:30am Sign-In

8:30 -10:30 am Essential Interviewing Skills for TB

Contact Investigation

10:30- 10:45am BREAK

10:45-11:30am Essential Interviewing Skills for TB

Contact Investigations: Skill Building


11:30-12:30pm LUNCH

12:30-1:45pm New Technology to Assist in Contact


1:45-2:30pm Field Safety During the Interview


2:30-2:45pm BREAK

2:45- 4:00pm When to Expand a Contact

Investigation with Case Studies

4:00-4:30pm Investigating in Special Settings

4:30- 4:45pm Questions and Answers


Day 3: March 31, 2010

8:15-8:30am Sign-In

8:30- 9:00am *Program and Contact Investigation


9:00-10:00am *Diagnosis and Medical Case

Management of LTBI

10:00- 10:15am BREAK

10:15-11:30am *Managing Non-Adherent

Contacts and Patients-Case Studies

11:30- 12:30pm LUNCH

12:30- 1:15pm *TB Contact Investigation Basics

1:15pm Post- test, Evaluation, Adjourn


*Please note: Presentations with an asterisk will be

presented at both Contact Investigation and Nurse Case

Management Trainings, duplicate CE hours for these

presentations will not be awarded.


NO commercial support was given to Heartland National TB Center or the University of Texas

Health Science Center at Tyler for this educational program.


Target Audience

This program targets the TB program manager, TB nurses involved with contact investigations, Disease Intervention Specialist potentially involved with TB contact tracing and hospital infection control staff responsible for TB contact tracing.


The format for the course will include lecture, panel discussions, case studies and hands on skill building exercises. There will be ample time for questions and answers.

Conference Goal

The goal of this course is to provide an in depth training experience covering knowledge and skills essential for conducting successful and complete tuberculosis contact investigation to prevent further spread of disease. The workshop is formatted to go beyond basic TB information and to enhance the participantís ability to be accountable for all facets of TB contact investigations.

Conference Objectives

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to describe the prioritization process for contact investigations as well as contacts within an investigation; define the role of a TB contact investigator; employ best practice activities for TB contact investigations, identify indicators of need to expand an investigation; discuss effective monitoring and procedures for evaluating the investigation; critically analyze the effectiveness of investigations and investigators; and evaluate patient adherence and understanding of the importance of treatment completion when indicated.



Recommended Lodging

Holiday Inn Express

201 East Diamond Drive

Salina, Kansas 67401

(785) 827-9000

State Government Rate: $75.00

Candlewood Suites

2650 Planet Avenue

Salina, Kansas 67401

(785) 823-6939

State Government Rate: $69.00

Country Inn & Suites

2760 South Ninth Street

Salina, Kansas 67401

(785) 827-1271

Government Rate: $70.00



Virginia Dowell, RN, BSN

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Thor Elliott, MLT (ASCP), AAF

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Kristin Gall, RN, MSN

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Phil Griffin, BBA, CPM

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Pat Infield, RN, BSN

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Jessica Quintero, BAAS

Heartland National TB Center

Barbara Seaworth, M.D.

Heartland National TB Center

Jennifer VandeVelde, CHES

Kansas Department of Health and Environment



The University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Center East is wholly responsible for registration. Registration is limited to 25 participants. Registration at the door will be accepted only if space is available. Pre-registration is your only guarantee of space, lunch, refreshments, and handouts materials.

To register go to:

Complete Registration forms can be mailed,

faxed, or phoned into:


PO Box 296

Pittsburg, Kansas 66762

Phone: (620) 235-4040

Faxed: (620)235-4041

Deadline to register is:

March 19, 2010

Applicants will receive notification of their enrollment

status via e-mail (unless otherwise requested).



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.


For more information, please contact:

Jessica Quintero



Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy

2055 East Iron Avenue

Salina, Kansas 67401



The Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy dress code includes: Departmental uniform or casual attire (includes jeans/Dockers). Apparel unacceptable for wear includes: shorts and tank tops. Additionally, headgear shall not be worn indoors. Exceptions to the above would be the issued Kansas Highway Patrol headgear. Clothing with obscene, vulgar, or suggestive logos, printing, or wording are never in good taste and will not be tolerated. Personal attire and demeanor shall reflect the highest standards. The Training Director may require any person in violation to leave the premises until the deficiency is corrected.


Food and Drink

Food is not permitted in any classroom or dormitory room. Drinks may be taken into classrooms with the exception of the computer lab and auditoriums. No noncontracted food items allowed in classrooms, dorm, auditoriums, or cafeteria.


Directions to the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy

I-70 Access: Exit from I-70 at the Ohio Street exit, (exit #253), and travel south to Iron Avenue, turn left on Iron Avenue, drive east to the top of the hill, and turn left into the KHP Training Academy parking lot.


I-35 Access: May processed to I-70 and follow the above routs, or exit at the Crawford Street exit, (exit # 92), onto Crawford and proceed west through town to the Crawford and Ohio Street intersection, turn left on Ohio street, drive to Iron Avenue, (next intersection), turn right, drive to the top of the hill, turn left into the KHP Training Academy parking lot.