MARCH 31-APRIL 2, 2009

Sponsored by
Heartland National TB Center

with the support of
Wisconsin Department of Health Services

The American Lung Association in Wisconsin


The goal of the conference is to provide an in-depth training experience covering the knowledge and skills essential for nurses with primary responsibility for TB case management. The course is designed to provide coverage of the evaluation, treatment, and case management of medically and psychosocially difficult-to-treat patients. The workshop is designed to go beyond the basic TB curriculum and to enhance the participantís ability to be accountable for all facets of case management by capturing the experience and competencies of expert TB public health nurses now working in settings throughout the Heartland Region.


Participants will be able to competently practice TB case management including: partnering with the community, planning; conducting contact investigations, monitoring response to treatment, performing toxicity assessments, implementing measures to reduce TB transmission, identifying and managing foreign-born persons at risk for tuberculosis, diagnosing and managing pediatric TB, TB/H I V, and other high risk patients, performing case review and quality assurance, balancing responsibilities for public health with patientís needs and preventing non-compliance through use of D O T and enablers, communication skills, proper use of an interpreter and cultural sensitivity.


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; sign in sheet (original to Heartland), completed evaluation, and completion of Certificate of Successful Completion.


This course is intended for public health TB nurses and program managers who are actively engaged in the case management, identification, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease.

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


The format for this webcast will be a simulcast of presentations given at the Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee, Wisconsin 53072.



Tuesday, March 31, 2009
11:00 A.M. Registration
Principles of TB Nurse Case Management
TB Epidemiology
Diagnosis and Medical Management of L T B I
TB Radiology for Nurses
Collecting Quality Sputum Specimens
Nurse Case Management Overview
5:30 P.M. Questions and Answers
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
7:30 A.M. Registration
Pediatric TB
Cultural and Individualized Patient Challenges
Building Bridges across Cultures
Effective Contact Investigation
TB Medication, Adverse Effects and Monitoring
Directly Observed Therapy
Financial Challenges for TB Patients
5:00 P.M. Questions and Answers
Thursday, April 2, 2009
7:45 A.M. Registration
The Laboratoryís Role
Diagnosis and Medical Management
Drug Susceptibility Testing
New Laboratory Advances
Public Health Advocacy 101
Summary of Training
4:45 P.M. Adjourn

Please note: Some of the topics and/or their order may change. A finalized agenda with speakers and times will be emailed upon confirmation of attendance.


Registration Opens February 17, 2009

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

To register, go online to:

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

Or you may contact:

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


  • Heather Busig, RN, BSN
  • Norma Denbrook, BA
  • Linda Dooley, MD
  • June Doyle, RN
  • Patricio Escalante, MD
  • Mary Heckel, RN
  • Douglas Hornick, MD
  • Michelle Hulse, MD
  • Tim Maher, RN, PHN
  • Jane Moore, RN
  • Tanya Oemig, RM
  • Jessica Quintero, BAAS
  • Barbara Seaworth, MD
  • Julie Tans-Kersten, BS, BSMT, MS
  • Savitri Tsering, BA, MSSW
  • Dean Tsukayama, MD
  • David Warshauer, PhD, MD
  • Lorna Will, RN, MSN

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