TB Notes 1, 2002
Training and Educational Materials
New Training and Education Materials from Canada:
"TB and Me"
A new patient education package for TB is available,
entitled "TB and Me." The package consists of the following items:
- A 15-minute upbeat video, in English, aimed at patients or
clients with active or latent TB. The video emphasizes adherence
to treatment and explains such basic questions as "How did I get
TB?", "Will I infect others with TB?", "How do I get rid of TB?",
"What are these pills all about?", and "What are the side effects
of the TB pills?". The approach is a very positive one with emphasis
on self-efficacy, taking responsibility for one's treatment, and
positive outcomes. The video is appropriate for individual or
group viewing and discussion.
- Patient instructional booklets (25 included with each video
order) that reinforce the information presented in the video.
The booklets also have a patient medication diary.
- A CD-ROM, in English, that guides patients easily through its
structured content on a computer. This easy-to-use CD-ROM addresses
basic patient concerns about active and latent TB and treatment.
Like the video, the CD "TB and Me" emphasizes adherence to treatment,
lists possible adverse effects, and presents a positive message
to the patient or client. The CD can be used for individual instruction
or for group instruction with a facilitator. A posttest is built
into the program to test knowledge. The CD-ROM is PC/Windows and
The "TB and Me" educational materials can be purchased as a complete
package (video, booklets, and CD-ROM) or any of the components can
be purchased individually.
To obtain an order form, please e-mail Dr. Richard
Zoutman directly with your fax number and he will fax the form to
you. Please note that there are TWO versions of the order form,
one for Canadian orders that takes into account Canadian sales taxes,
and one for orders from outside of Canada. Please be sure to request
the correct order form. After you have filled out the form, simply
fax it back to Dr. Zoutman at the fax number indicated on the form.
His address and his telephone and fax numbers are below.
Richard Zoutman, MD, FRCPC
Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
Associate Professor of Pathology
Queen's University, School of Medicine
Director, Infection Control Services
Kingston General Hospital
76 Stuart Street
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Tel: 613-549-6666 ext 4015
Released October 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination - http://www.cdc.gov/tb
Please send comments/suggestions/requests
CDC/Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch
1600 Clifton Rd., NE - Mailstop E-10, Atlanta, GA 30333