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Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Testing

Training Materials Kit - Visual aids and tools pertaining to the Mantoux test (includes videotape, facilitator guide, and ruler)

Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test Videotape Facilitator Guide

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Effective TB Interviewing for Contact Investigations

This 67-minute video demonstrates successful interviewing strategies with TB patients and is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of health care workers who are responsible for conducting TB interviews with patients as part of contact investigations.

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How You Can Assess Engineering Controls for TB in Your Healthcare Facility

A video and viewer's guide developed by the Francis J. Curry National Tuberculosis Center about basic techniques that can be used to evaluate engineering controls, including instructions for bringing an isolation room into compliance with CDC recommendations.

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Acid-Fast Direct Smear Microscopy

This program is designed to assist laboratorians in performing direct AFB microscopy. The program content is intended to complement laboratory manuals by demonstrating appropriate technique, emphasizing standard methods and promoting consistent reading and reporting of smear results. The technical content of this training program, which was developed by an international team of experts, follows the methods and practices recommended by WHO and IUATLD.

The program is available in: English, French and Spanish.

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Released October 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
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