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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 Macintosh compatible.

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
K7L 2V7
Tel: 613-549-6666 ext 4015
Fax: 613-548-2513


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