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TB Notes 4, 2003

TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

The Francis J. Curry National Tuberculosis Model Center (CNTC) has recently released five new clinical and programmatic education resources. These new materials can be ordered or viewed online via CNTC’s Web site, www.nationaltbcenter.edu. They come in multiple formats — Web-based, compact disk (CD), and print — and are suitable for self-study, for program development, and in support of instructor-led training. All are free of charge. A short description of each product follows.

Contact Investigation in the Work Place Toolbox (CD and Web-Based)
Designed for TB controllers, program managers, and public health nurses, this toolbox is a compilation of instruments and resources for use when a contact investigation extends into a worksite. Using these materials, health department staff will be able to-

  • follow step-by-step instructions for contact implementation and follow-up
  • develop protocols for including a worksite in an investigation
  • adapt standard templates for local use

The toolbox provides letters, forms, policies, and referenced materials designed to be downloaded and modified.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection: An Audio Presentation (CD with Listener’s Guide)
This product is an update of the Center’s previous clinical education tool, “Diagnosis and Treatment of LTBI in the 21st Century.” This revised tool addresses recent changes and recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). The listener’s guide provides a series of tables to use to determine risk factors for LTBI, criteria for interpreting the tuberculin skin test, and guidelines for treatment regimens.

Contact Investigation: A Case Study for Instructors (Web-Based)
This case study is the first in a series of online instructional resources for TB control program staff who are responsible for teaching others how to conduct an investigation for contacts to an active case of TB. The case study is designed to be one component of an instructor’s larger training curriculum on contact investigation. The instructor can use the case study to challenge learners to apply course concepts to a “real life” situation and provides trainers with instructor and participant tools.

The “Instructor Files” contain-

  • An annotated Instructor’s Version of the case study
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Masters for overhead transparencies
  • An instructor’s evaluation form

The “Participant Files” contain-

  • One reproducible master copy of Participant’s Version of the case study
  • One reproducible master copy of the Participant’s Answer Key

LTBI: A Case Study for Instructors (Web-Based)
This is the second in a series of online case study training resources for instructors, and was developed for training clinicians about TB disease and latent TB infection (LTBI). The case study is designed to be one component of an instructor’s larger training curriculum. The instructor can use the case study to challenge learners to apply course concepts to a “real life” situation.

This case study focuses on the proper procedures for diagnosing and treating persons with LTBI so that new cases of active TB can be prevented. Key issues include the identification of persons at increased risk for the development of TB once infected with M. Tuberculosis; administration of tuberculin skin tests and interpretation of the results; ruling out active TB; treatment options for LTBI; and monitoring patients being treated for LTBI.

The “Instructor Files” contain-

  • An annotated Instructor’s Version of the case study
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Masters for overhead transparencies
  • An instructor’s evaluation form

The “Participant Files” contain-

  • One reproducible master copy of Participant’s Version of the case study
  • One reproducible master copy of the Participant’s Answer Key

Pediatric TB: A Guide to the Gastric Aspirate Procedure (Web-Based)
This online resource was developed to educate clinicians about gastric aspirate (GA) collection. Clinicians are provided an overview of the procedure and given a step-by-step guide for gastric aspiration. Using the resource, clinicians will be able to-

  • Determine when to use the GA procedure
  • Identify the steps to collect GA
  • List the tools needed to collect GA

In addition, clinicians can view online a video of the GA procedure (versions for high-speed and dial-up systems), access sample policies and procedures for GA, and download educational materials for providers and families.

—Submitted by Dave Berger
Francis J. Curry National TB Center

 


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