SKILLS FOR THE TB CONTACT INVESTIGATOR

TEMPLE, TEXAS
MAY 13, 2009

To be held at
Texas Department of State Health Services
Region 7 Conference Room
2408 South 37th Street
Temple, Texas 76504

Sponsored by
Heartland National TB Center

with the support of
Region 7, Texas Department of State Health Services

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

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 provides 6.5 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.

DIRECTIONS

From Austin:

  1. Take I-35 North.
  2. Exit #299 - Loop 363/Highway 36.
  3. Turn right (toward Cameron) on Loop 363/Highway 36.
  4. Exit 31st Street.
  5. Turn left on 31st Street.
  6. Turn left on Scott Boulevard.
  7. Turn left on 37th Street.
  8. Arrive at DSHS at 2408 South 37th Street.

From Dallas / Fort Worth:

  1. Take I-35 South.
  2. Exit #299 - Loop 363/Highway 36.
  3. Turn right (toward Cameron) on Loop 363/Highway 36.
  4. Exit 31st Street.
  5. Turn left on 31st Street.
  6. Turn left on Scott Boulevard.
  7. Turn left on 37th Street.
  8. Arrive at DSHS at 2408 South 37th Street.

For additional directions, call (254) 778-6744.

REGISTRATION

There is no charge to attend this workshop, but pre-registration is mandatory.
Deadline to register is: May 1, 2009.
Space is limited to 25 participants.
Register at: http://www.heartlandntbc.org/training.asp.

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.

PROGRAM DETAILS

AGENDA

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
8:00 A.M. Registration
8:15 A.M. Welcome and Introductions
8:30 A.M.  Contact Investigation Overview
9:00 A.M. Prioritizing Contacts: Who to Interview
9:45 A.M. BREAK
10:00 A.M. Cultural Competency
10:30 A.M. Contact Interviewing Skills: Part 1
11:30 A.M. LUNCH (On Your Own)
1:00 P.M. Contact Interviewing Skills: Part 2
2:30 P.M. BREAK
2:45 P.M.  Direct Observed Therapy (D.O.T.)
 3:45 P.M.  Field Safety
4:45 P.M. Questions and Answers, Evaluation, Adjourn

FACULTY

Kristy Manes, RN, BSN, MHA
Texas Department of State Health Services

Kit Prasil, RN
Texas Department of State Health Services

Jessica Quintero, BAAS
Heartland National TB Center

Omar Salgado
City of Houston Health Department

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

Participants will be able to competently demonstrate the interviewing skills necessary to conduct an effective contact investigation; identify key components of investigator field safety; and describe the role and components of directly observed therapy.

FORMAT

The format for the conference will include lecture presentation and skill-building exercises that enhance the ability to interview contacts and administer D.O.T. There will be audience discussion and participation with ample time for questions and answers.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This program targets the nurses and staff assisting with TB contact investigations and administering directly observed therapy (D.O.T.).

WORKSHOP GOAL

The goal of the course is to enhance the expertise of contact investigators in order to improve the prevention and control of tuberculosis in their region.

RECOMMENDED LODGING

Fairfield Inn
(254) 771-3030
402 Southwest H. K. Dodgen Loop

Holiday Inn
(888) 897-0084
5247 South General Bruce Drive

Hampton Inn
(254) 778-6700
1414 Southwest H. K. Dodgen Loop

Comfort Suites
(254) 770-0300
1415 North General Bruce Drive

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please contact:
Erika Kido
(210) 531-4538
or e-mail: erika.kido @ u t h c t . e d u

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