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TB Notes 1, 2003

Training and Education Materials

The New Jersey Medical School National Tuberculosis Center has several new and revised products available for distribution:

Identifying Missed Opportunities for Preventing TB - This booklet will assist health department TB programs document the extent to which their TB cases could have been prevented. Through the use of a Prior History Intake Form, the TB Case Manager can specifically identify providers who served the patient up to the TB diagnosis and points at which the provider failed to carry out TB testing and treatment recommendations. The product includes guidelines for completing the form, data analysis, and translating data into action.

Designing a Tuberculosis Standardized Patient Program for Medical Students (revised 2002) - A Standardized Patient (SP) is an individual trained to portray a specific patient and to interact with the health care professional/worker as a patient. This manual provides TB SP scenarios designed to teach history taking, patient education, medical follow-up, and working with an interpreter. The resource includes the methodology for providing this type of training as well as the tools required for implementation.

Guidelines for Initiating a School-Based DOT Program (revised 2002) - These guidelines provide direction to a health department for implementing school-based DOT for TB infection and disease. It outlines the advantages of school-based DOT, procedures for setting up a DOT program, follow-up with school nurses, planning for DOT outside of school, continuing a collaborative relationship between schools and TB programs, and continous quality improvement.

Guidelines for the Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection for the 21st Century - This CME-certified monograph discusses targeted tuberculin skin testing for latent TB infection as a strategic component of TB control. Based on a symposium held in January 2002, this resource addresses how to administer, read, and interpret the tuberculin skin test and its specificity and sensitivity.

All products are available on the Center's Web site at or you may order items by phone at 973-972-0979.

-Reported by Rajita R. Bhavaraju, MPH, CHES
Acting Program Director, Education and Training
New Jersey Medical School National Tuberculosis Center


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