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TB Notes 3, 2003

TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

TB Education and Training Resource Guide

DTBE is pleased to announce the availability of the updated TB Education and Training Resource Guide, an inventory of TB educational products, Internet resources, and funding organizations. The guide includes resources from DTBE, the model TB centers, and numerous other organizations. It has an index system that is organized by language, target audience, material format, and source organization. In addition, the guide contains over 600 new items as a result of extensive new materials acquisition.

The TB Education and Training Resource Guide can be accessed on-line at www.cdcnpin.org/scripts/tb/guide/toc.asp. It can also be requested in the following ways:

  • Through the DTBE’s on-line ordering system: www.cdc.gov/tb
  • By mailing or faxing a DTBE Educational and Training Materials Order Form
  • Through the CDC Voice and Fax Information System by calling, toll-free, 1-888-232-3228 and requesting the TB Information CD-ROM, order #99-6879, or the TB Education and Training Resource Guide, order #99-6352.

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 new materials for health department TB program workers and health care providers in the community.

Treating the Patient with Tuberculosis: Guidelines for Collaborating with Community Physicians

This handbook is designed for use by state and local health department personnel working in TB control programs. It contains templates for forms and letters to facilitate communication between the public and private sector. A narrative section that offers tips and suggestions for the use of the forms precedes each template.

Because regulations and resources vary from state to state, the templates have been designed so that they can be easily adapted, personalized, and printed on agency letterhead. A CD-ROM that contains a pdf version of the handbook and templates in MS Word format is enclosed with each handbook. In addition, this product can be easily downloaded from the NJMS NTBC Web site.

Management of Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Children and Adolescents: A Guide for the Primary Care Provider

This document in handbook format is designed to provide pediatric primary care providers with an overview of the most current LTBI recommendations and offer suggestions for achieving the best patient outcome. Targeted skin testing and guidelines for administering and interpreting the tuberculin skin test are provided as well as guidelines for the medical management of LTBI in children.

A wall chart for quick reference accompanies the handbook. It summarizes key points regarding tuberculin skin testing and treatment in the pediatric population. The handbook is also available on the NJMS NTBC Web site.

To order these products, call the New Jersey Medical School National Tuberculosis Center at (973) 972-0979 or access the Web site at http://www.umdnj.edu/ntbcweb.

—Reported by D.J. McCabe, RN, MSN
New Jersey Medical School National Tuberculosis Center

 


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