||1. Welcome the participants
to the course and introduce yourself and co-facilitators.
2. Let the participants know that the purpose of this
course is to build skills for effective TB interviewing.
Since they read the Effective TB Interviewing for Contact
Investigation: Self-Study Modules prior to the course,
they should have the basic foundation of communication and
TB interviewing and be prepared to practice these skills.
3. Set ground rules for the course. Read the
following aloud. Participants should
4. Ask participants to add any additional rules.
- Make a commitment to the course, including participating
fully in all activities, which are designed to help improve
- Respect different experience and skill levels in each
- Encourage new and inexperienced interviewers.
- Keep information confidential. That is, if a patient
is discussed as an example, he or she should not be mentioned
by name. Additionally, classmates’ skills or
concerns they may raise should not be discussed outside
of the classroom.
- Be back on time after breaks and mealtime.
- Do not interrupt others.
- Turn off pagers and cell phones or at least place them
in vibrate mode during the course. If one must respond
to calls, do so outside of the room and during breaks only.
5. Mention locations of certain important places, such
as bathrooms, designated smoking areas, water fountains, pay
phones, and restaurants and cafeterias.
6. State that because course activities build on one another,
it is important to not only fully participate, but to
be present for the entire course from start to finish.
Since supervisors have designated this time for training,
there should be no reason for a participant to leave the course
early, unless, of course, an emergency arises.