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TB Notes 1, 2000
Introduction
Where We've Been and Where We're Going: Perspectives from CDC's Partners in TB Control
Changes I've Seen
TB Control in New York City: A Recent History
Not by DOT Alone
Baltimore at the New Millennium
From Crickets to Condoms and Beyond
The Denver TB Program: Opportunity, Creativity, Persistence, and Luck
National Jewish: The 100-Year War Against TB
Earthquakes, Population Growth, and TB in Los Angeles County
TB in Alaska
CDC and the American Lung Association/ American Thoracic Society: an Enduring Public/Private Partnership
The Unusual Suspects
The Model TB Prevention and Control Centers: History and Purpose
My Perspective on TB Control over the Past Two to Three Decades
History of the IUATLD
Thoughts about the Future of TB Control in the United States
Where We've Been and Where We're Going: Perspectives from CDC
Early History of the CDC TB Division, 1944-1985
CDC Funding for TB Prevention and Control
Managed Care and TB Control - A New Era
Early Research Activities of the TB Control Division
The First TB Drug Clinical Trials
Current TB Drug Trials: The Tuberculosis Trials Consortium (TBTC)
TB Communications and Education
TB Control in the Information Age
Field Services Activities
TB's Public Health Heroes
Infection Control Issues
A Decade of Notable TB Outbreaks: A Selected Review
International Activities
The Role of CDC's Division of Quarantine in the Fight Against TB in the U.S.
The STOP TB Initiative, A Global Partnership
Seize the Moment - Personal Reflections
 
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TB Notes 1, 2000

Description of DTBE Training and Education Resources

Resources for Health Care Providers

Automated information systems

CDC Fax Information System CDC developed a fax information system for health care professionals and others who would like to receive health information by fax. Telephone callers first access the main CDC menu and then select TB-related topics. Designed to answer many routine questions about TB, the system can provide up-to-date information by fax or mail. Callers can choose to receive general information about TB or specific information about treatment, diagnosis, BCG, infection control, or screening. The Fax Information System can be accessed by dialing toll free 888-CDC-FAXX (888-232-3299). To receive a listing of documents available by fax, request document number 250000. The fax sheet may also be viewed on DTBE's Web site at http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/tb.

CDC Voice Information System CDC developed a voice information system for health care professionals and others who call for specific disease information. Callers first access the main CDC menu and then select TB-related topics. Designed to answer many routine questions about TB, the system can provide up-to-date information by voice, fax, or mail. Callers who choose to listen to the voice recordings can receive general information about TB or specific information about treatment, diagnosis, BCG, infection control, or screening. Callers who would like written information can choose from a variety of topics and then receive information sheets by fax or specific educational materials by mail. The TB component of the Voice Information System can be accessed by dialing toll free 888-CDC-FACT (888-232-3228), then pressing options 2, 2, 1, 5, 2.

DTBE Home Page DTBE has a Web site on the Internet. The site provides access to TB-related Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWRs), educational materials, and guidelines. The DTBE home page can be accessed at http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/tb/

DTBE On-Line Ordering System DTBE educational and training materials can now be ordered via the Internet. The on-line ordering system provides a convenient way to order DTBE materials. Highlights of the system include order confirmation via the Internet and, if an e-mail address is provided, order confirmation when the order has been filled. The on-line ordering system can be accessed on DTBE's Internet home page at http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/tb.

Materials

Controlling TB in Correctional Facilities Booklet and Slides - 1995. This booklet and accompanying slide set, developed in 1995, have been updated in regard to the Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis (ACET) statement with recommendations for jails and prisons. It also provides a comprehensive basic reference on TB specifically for correctional facility staff. The booklets are available from each state TB office or the DTBE. Slide sets were distributed to all state and big city TB programs; however, additional slide sets are available for purchase ($75 per set) from the National Technical Information Service (800-553-6847 or 703-605-6000), item number AVA19830SS00. The slide set can also be viewed and downloaded from DTBE's Web site at http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/tb.

Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis Booklet and Slides - 1994. The Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis was originally developed in 1990 with the American Lung Association for use in preparing and planning educational activities or as a reference for the practicing clinician caring for patients with TB or TB infection. The Core Curriculum covers TB epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and infection control. This document and accompanying slide set were revised to include current recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, and control of TB in 1994. The newest revision will be available in 2000. The booklet is available from each state TB office or DTBE. Slide sets are available for purchase ($62 per set) through the National Technical Information Service (800-553-6847 or 703-605-6000), item number AVA19830SS00. The Core Curriculum may also be viewed on DTBE's Web site at http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/tb.

Forging Partnerships to Eliminate TB - 1995. This print-based, self-study module was developed in 1995 for TB program managers to provide information on forming partnerships, resource acquisition, marketing, and media relations. The module includes information from the Mobilizing for TB Elimination workshops, along with a selected bibliography listing other available resources. This module is available from each state TB office or the DTBE.

Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health Care Facilities, 1994 Slide Series. A slide series based on the 1994 MMWR supplement Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health Care Facilities was developed in 1995 for use in training health care workers, infection control practitioners, and others on how to effectively implement the guidelines. A limited number of sets of the slide series were distributed to TB control programs. Additional copies are available for purchase ($80 per set) through the National Technical Information Service (800-553-6847 or 703-605-6000), item number AVA19824SS00. The slide set can also be viewed and downloaded from DTBE's Web site at http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/tb.

How You Can Assess Engineering Controls for TB in Your Healthcare Facility - 1999. A video and viewer's guide developed by the Francis J. Curry National TB Center about basic techniques that can be used to evaluate engineering controls, including instructions for bringing an isolation room into compliance with CDC recommendations.

Improving Patient Adherence to Tuberculosis Treatment Booklet - 1994. DTBE developed a guide for TB health care providers to help improve patient adherence to medication and follow-up care. This 1994 booklet replaces the booklet Improving Patient Compliance in Tuberculosis Treatment Programs. It is available from each state TB office and the DTBE.

Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Testing Wall Chart (1990) and Videotape (1991). Developed in 1989, the videotape and wall chart are designed for use by health department TB staff in teaching tuberculin skin testing to other health care workers who are providing services to persons at risk for TB (e.g., STD clinic staff, drug abuse treatment staff, correctional facility staff, nursing home staff, etc.). Providers are encouraged to contact their state TB program to obtain these materials and to arrange for training. The wall chart was revised in September 1990 to reflect the latest recommendations of the Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis. These materials are available from each state TB office or the DTBE.

Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis - 1994. 8-page article on causes, treatment, and control of drug-resistant TB.

Reported TB in the United States - 1998. The most recently reported statistics on TB cases and case rates.

Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis (Modules 1 - 9). In 1995 DTBE developed a series of five self-study modules to train and educate new outreach workers. Modules 1-5 cover transmission and pathogenesis of TB, epidemiology of TB, diagnosis of TB infection and disease, treatment of TB infection and disease, and infectiousness and infection control. DTBE subsequently developed a second series, modules 6-9, consisting of four modules that cover contact investigations for TB, confidentiality in TB control, TB surveillance and case management in hospitals and institutions, and patient adherence to TB treatment. Both series of modules are available from DTBE. The modules are also available through the Public Health Training Network for continuing education credit, free of charge; call toll free 800-418-7246 to register.

Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis broadcasts on videotape. Satellite Primer on Tuberculosis: Modules 1-5 (1995), and TB Frontline - Satellite Primer Continued: Modules 6-9 (2000). DTBE's first five Self-Study Modules on TB were used as the basis for a series of live broadcasts via satellite entitled A Satellite Primer on Tuberculosis, conducted in May and June 1995. The second set of modules served as the basis for a satellite training course entitled TB Frontline-Satellite Primer Continued, Modules 6-9, conducted in January and February 2000. Each broadcast provided information to supplement the training modules and allowed participants to telephone their specific questions to the presenters. Additional videotapes of A Satellite Primer on Tuberculosis are available for purchase through the Alabama Department of Public Health at 334-206-5618, or by FAX 334-206-5640. Videotape copies of TB Frontline-Satellite Primer Continued, Modules 6-9 are available on a limited basis from DTBE at 404-639-8135.

Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis on the Web - 1999. The Web-based version of the Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis provides a base level of TB knowledge accessible world-wide through the Internet. The Web-based course builds upon existing products: the print-based Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis and the Satellite Primer on Tuberculosis. The Web-Based Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis course has interactive features such as animation, study questions, case studies, and links to other TB-related sites. The course can be accessed at http://www.cdc.gov/phtn/tbmodules.

TB Facts for Health Care Workers - 1997. This 14-page booklet is based upon the TB Fact Sheet that was originally developed in 1984. It was updated in 1993 to include information on MDR TB and again in 1997 to include current screening and treatment recommendations. The booklet contains the key points to remember about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of TB. The intended audience is health care professionals. This booklet is available from each state TB office or DTBE. It can also be viewed on DTBE's Web site at http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/tb.

TB Notes.This quarterly newsletter is distributed to state and big city TB control officers, directors of pulmonary and infectious disease training programs, state epidemiologists, public health laboratory directors, and many other people involved in (or just interested in) TB in the U.S. and worldwide. State and big city TB control officers are encouraged to duplicate copies for TB workers throughout their jurisdictions. TB Notes contains news about DTBE activities as well as highlights from state and local TB programs across the country. It also contains a calendar of events describing training courses, meetings, conferences, and other educational activities of potential interest to those working in TB. Current and previous editions of TB Notes are now available on the DTBE Internet home page at http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/tb.

Think TB Poster. This poster was reprinted by the DTBE in 1992 with permission from the Mississippi State Department of Health, the original designer of the poster. Prepared for health care providers and other service organizations serving high-risk populations, the poster lists signs and symptoms of TB, and it reads, "Recognize possible signs and symptoms of TB. Early diagnosis and treatment reduce spread. Contact your health department or physician for more information." DTBE collaborated with the Mississippi Department of Health on the development of a Spanish version of the Think TB poster in 1993. Both the English and Spanish versions are available from each state TB office or DTBE.

Tuberculosis Training and Education Resource Guide. This resource guide was produced by the CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) in collaboration with DTBE, and provides information available through NPIN databases and other resources on topics relating to TB. The resource guide includes educational materials, consensus guidelines, journal articles, Internet resources, and funding organizations. For more information on NPIN services call 800-458-5231 (800-243-7012 TTY) or visit the NPIN Web site at http://www.cdcnpin.org. (This information is made available as a public service. Neither CDC nor NPIN endorses the organizations and materials represented. It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate this information prior to use based on individual needs and community standards.)

Resources for Patients and the General Public

Automated information sytems

CDC Fax Information System CDC developed a fax information system for persons who would like to receive health information by fax. Callers first access the main CDC menu and then select TB-related topics. Designed to answer many routine questions about TB, the system can provide up-to-date information by fax or mail. Callers can choose to receive general information about TB or specific information about treatment, diagnosis, BCG, infection control, or screening. The Fax Information System can be accessed by dialing toll-free 888-CDC-FAXX (888-232-3299). To receive a listing of documents available by fax, request document number 250000.

CDC Voice Information System CDC developed a voice information system for persons who call for specific disease information. Callers first access the main CDC menu and then select TB-related topics. Designed to answer many routine questions about TB, the system can provide up-to-date information by voice, fax, or mail. Callers who choose to listen to the voice recordings can receive general information about TB or specific information about treatment, diagnosis, BCG, infection control, or screening. Callers who would like written information can choose from a variety of topics and then receive information sheets by fax or specific educational materials by mail. The TB component of the Voice Information System can be accessed by dialing toll-free 888-CDC-FACT (888-232-3228), then pressing options 2, 2, 1, 5, 2.

Materials

Questions and Answers about TB Booklet - 1994. A patient education booklet for persons with TB disease or infection, it provides information on TB transmission, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment (including medications and side effects), infection control, and follow-up care. This booklet is also appropriate for use in educating those who provide services to persons with or at risk for TB (for example, staff of drug treatment centers, correctional facilities, homeless shelters). This booklet is available from each state TB program and the DTBE. This publication can also be viewed on DTBE's Web site at http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/tb.

Stop TB! Poster and Tear-Off Sheets - 1994. This pictorial poster was developed to educate persons with or at risk for TB. The poster displays the transmission of TB, progression from infection to disease, treatment, and prevention. A smaller version of the poster was developed for patients to take with them; this is available as tear-off-pads of 40 8 " x 11" sheets per pad. The poster and tear-off-pads are available from each state TB program and DTBE.

TB Fact Sheets - 1997. This series of five fact sheets was developed for persons with or at risk for TB. The fact sheets include "TB Facts You Can Prevent TB" (item number 00-5981); "TB Facts TB and HIV (the AIDS Virus" (item number 00-5982); "TB Facts Exposure to TB" (item number 00-5983); "TB Facts The TB Skin Test" (item number 00-5984); and "TB Facts TB Can be Cured" (item number 00-5985). Each pad of 40 tear-off sheets is available from each state TB program and the DTBE. The fact sheets are also available in Spanish.

TB: Get the Facts! - 1991. This pamphlet is for persons with or at risk for TB. The pamphlet provides general information about TB, including signs and symptoms, risk factors, infection versus disease, skin testing, and preventive therapy. It is available in English and Spanish from each state TB office or DTBE.

Tuberculosis: The Connection between TB and HIV (the AIDS virus) - 1990. This pamphlet is intended for use with persons at risk for HIV-related TB. The pamphlet covers the TB/HIV connection and screening and prevention for HIV-related TB. The TB/HIV pamphlet is available in English and Spanish from each state TB office or the DTBE.

Image 1: Poster stating "We the people fight TB - the fight against TB belongs to the nation."

 


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