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TB Notes 2, 2001

Training and Educational Materials

Education and Training Products Available from the New Jersey Medical School National Tuberculosis Center

The New Jersey Medical School National Tuberculosis Center (NJMS NTBC) has developed two products to facilitate improved contact investigation. The listed materials are beneficial to healthcare workers, supervisors, and educators.

TB Interviewing for Contact Investigation: A Practical Resource for the Healthcare Worker is a set of two tools designed to assist the healthcare worker in conducting a TB interview. The set contains the "TB Interview Outline," a detailed guide to the tasks and essential points to be covered during the interview, as well as the "TB Interview Checklist," an abridged version of the outline, which lists prompts for the interviewer and can be used while interacting with patients.

Performance Guidelines for Contact Investigation: The TB Interview, A Supervisor’s Guide for the Development and Assessment of Interviewing Skills lays the foundation for TB control supervisors to identify the areas of healthcare workers’ strengths and weaknesses in TB interviewing. It provides interviewer evaluation instruments and guidelines for training and education based on these assessment results.

NJMS NTBC also has pocket-sized drug treatment cards available for clinicians. In addition to our recently revised drug card on "Treatment of Tuberculosis: Standard Therapy for Active Disease," our Center developed a new drug card, "Treatment of Tuberculosis (TB) in Adult and Adolescent Patients Coinfected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)." This handy and convenient pocket reference provides information on therapy options and recommendations for the coinfected patient including drug interactions and side effects.

To receive these products, call the New Jersey Medical School National Tuberculosis Center at (973) 972-8453 or access


—Submitted by Debra Kantor and Rajita Bhavaraju
New Jersey Medical School National TB Center


Released October 2008
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