Course Descriptions

2017 Courses

Bi-State Infectious Disease Conference

This conference is a partnership between the Missouri-Illinois Public Health Officials, APIC Chapter 73, and Heartland National TB Center. The conference is designed for public health personnel, family physicians, generalists, hospitalists, infectious disease specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, infection preventionists, correctional nurses, school nurses and dental assistants interested in furthering their knowledge in infectious disease interventions from experts for a variety of communicable diseases.


Central College Health Association

This conference is a partnership between the Central College Health Association and Heartland National TB Center. The conference is intended for college health professionals seeking to increase patient satisfaction in the areas affecting today’s college campuses.


Community United to End TB

This course is designed for physicians, nurses, and health care professionals who work with patients with or at risk of tuberculosis. The goal of this training is to enhance the expertise of health care staff through providing updates in TB research, treatment regimen, laboratory, and ethical considerations.


Introduction to Contact Investigation Online

This course is intended for registered nurses, outreach, contact investigators, and other health department staff who are tasked with conducting a TB contact investigation.


Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management; On‐line

This course is intended for the registered nurse with less than one year TB experience and greater than 25% of job duties in TB case management. The goal of this course is to provide an introductory training experience covering basic elements, knowledge, and skills essential for the nurse responsible for the care of patients with active TB disease and their contacts. This course will provide new nurses with the foundation necessary to attend Heartland’s TB Nurse Case Management course. This course does NOT satisfy the pre-requisite requirement for TB Intensive.


Optimizing Outcomes of DR‐TB in High‐Resource, Low Income Settings

This training is jointly sponsored by the Curry International Tuberculosis Center, Heartland National Tuberculosis Center, Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis, Rutgers Global Tuberculosis Institute, and the Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center. This three hour training will provide an overview of the medical management and case management of drug-resistant tuberculosis including a discussion of diagnostics, treatment options, special situations, and a panel discussion with clinical and programmatic perspectives on the use of the short course MDR regimen in high resource, low incidence settings. This training will take place in association with the Union-NAR End TB 2017 Conference and is an official pre-conference workshop.


Practical Implementation of the New ATS/CDC/IDSA Treatment of Drug‐Susceptible Tuberculosis Guidelines: Caveats and Controversies

This training is jointly sponsored by the Curry International Tuberculosis Center, Heartland National Tuberculosis Center, Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis, Rutgers Global Tuberculosis Institute, and the Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center. This training is intended for physicians, nurses, and other health professionals who treat and case manage patients with active TB. This 90 minute webinar will provide practical implication of the recommendations in the :2016 Official American Thoracic Society/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Infectious Diseases Society of America Clinical Practice Guidelines: Treatment of Drug Susceptible Tuberculosis” to guide clinical decision making. This webinar will discuss implementation of the guidelines from programs as well as real world examples, guided by experts in the field.


TB Intensive

This course is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurse experts with direct experience in the management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. The goal of this course is to build capacity and expertise in the treatment and care of patients diagnosed with TB Infection or TB disease. This is not an introductory course. It is required that nursing participants have a minimum of one year experience in TB case management and attend the TB Nurse Case Management course prior to attending TB Intensive.


TB Nurse Case Management

This course is intended for nurses and public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease. The goal of the course is to provide an in-depth learning covering knowledge and skills essential for TB nurse case management.


2016 Courses

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Bi-State Infectious Disease Conference

Designed for public health personnel, family physicians, generalists, hospitalists, infectious disease specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, infection preventionists, correctional nurses, school nurses and dental assistants.


Central College Health Association Annual Meeting

This course is intended for college health professionals seeking to increase patient satisfaction in the areas affecting today’s college campuses.


Contact Investigation: Interviewing Skills Course

The target audience for the TB Contact Investigation Interviewing Skills Course is health care professionals responsible for conducting TB contact investigation interviews.


Effects of Comorbidities on TB Nurse Case Management Part 1: Effects of Comorbidities on TB Nurse Case Management

This course is intended for the TB nurse case manager responsible for providing care to patient with TB and most commonly identified co morbidities.


Effects of Comorbidities on TB Nurse Case Management Part 2: Substance Abuse

This course is intended for the TB nurse case manager responsible for providing care to patient with TB and most commonly identified co morbidities.


Effects of Comorbidities on TB Nurse Case Management Part 3: Behavioral Health

This course is intended for the TB nurse case manager responsible for providing care to patient with TB and most commonly identified co morbidities.


Effects of Comorbidities on TB Nurse Case Management Part 4: Diabetes

This course is intended for the TB nurse case manager responsible for providing care to patient with TB and most commonly identified co morbidities.


Effects of Comorbidities on TB Nurse Case Management Part 5: HIV/AIDS

This course is intended for the TB nurse case manager responsible for providing care to patient with TB and most commonly identified co morbidities.


Four Corners

This conference is a partnership between the Four Corner states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah, the American Lung Association Southwest Chapter, the National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center (NMAETC), and Heartland National TB Center and is designed for TB/HIV professionals interested in furthering their knowledge on TB and HIV.


Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management

This course is intended for the registered nurse, licensed practical/vocational nurses with less than one year TB experience and greater than 25% of job duties dedicated to TB case management including case identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease. Participants must complete the CDC Self Study Modules 1-9 and present a Certificate of Completion prior to the first session.


Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management (On-line)

This course is intended for the registered nurse with less than one year TB experience and greater than 25% of job duties in TB case management including case identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease.


Screening for TB Along the US/Mexico Border

This conference is designed for community providers who will be screening and treating patients for tuberculosis infection in the community.


Screening for TB Along the US/Mexico Border - Live Webcast

This conference is designed for community providers who will be screening and treating patients for tuberculosis infection in the community.


TB Contact Investigation 101

This course is intended for registered nurses and other local health department workers who are tasked with conducting TB contact investigations.


TB Intensive

This course is intended for physicians and nurse experts with direct experience in the management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. This is not an introductory course. It is recommended that nursing participants attend a Nurse Case Management course prior to attending TB Intensive.


Train the Trainer for TB Programs

This course is designed for the TB professional who is responsible for training staff and other health care workers on the proper placement and reading of the tuberculin skin test (TST).


TST Practicum: Train the Trainer

This course is designed for the TB professional who is responsible for training staff and other health care workers on the proper placement and reading of the tuberculin skin test (TST).

 

CNE:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

This activity provides (2.0) contact hours.


Using Epidemiology For Data Driven Decision Making in TB Programs

This training is jointly sponsored by the Curry International Tuberculosis Center, Heartland National Tuberculosis Center, Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis, Rutgers Global Tuberculosis Institute, Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center and The Union.  The training will take place in association with The Union-NAR / NTCA Joint 20th Annual Conference and is an official pre-conference workshop. This training is intended for health program staff who work with or have access to epidemiologic data and are in the position to make decisions based on its findings and/or use the data in their daily role, including: epidemiologists, public health nurses, program managers, medical directors, and policymakers.


2015 Courses

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Bi-State Infectious Disease Conference

Designed for public health personnel, family physicians, generalists, hospitalists, infectious disease specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, infection preventionists, correctional nurses, school nurses and dental assistants.


Collaborating with Community Partners During an Outbreak: Webinar

This course is designed for epidemiologists, state and local health department staff who have epidemiologic training, persons in academic settings who have epidemiologic training, persons who may become involved in detection and investigation of TB outbreaks,TB controllers and other public health workers who may experience TB outbreaks in their jurisdictions and request epidemiologic assistance.


Four Corners

This conference is a partnership between the Four Corner states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah, the American Lung Association Southwest Chapter, the National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center (NMAETC), and Heartland National TB Center and is designed for TB/HIV professionals interested in furthering their knowledge on TB and HIV.


Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management On-Line

This course is intended for the registered nurse with less than one year TB experience and greater than 25% of job duties in TB case management including case identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease.


LTBI Diagnosis and Treatment

This course is intended for nurses and public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients with or at risk for TB infection.


Pharmacology of Anti-TB Medications

This course is intended for nurses and public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease.


TB for Community Providers

This conference is designed for the community providers who may encounter a patient with TB infection or disease.


TB for Epidemiologist: Outbreak Investigations

This course is designed for epidemiologists, state and local health department staff who have epidemiologic training, persons in academic settngs who have epidemiologic training, persons who may become involved in detection and investigation of TB outbreaks, TB controllers and other public health workers who may experience TB outbreaks in their jurisdictions and request epidemiologic assistance. Participants must complete the CDC Self Study Modules 1-9 and present a Certificate of Completion prior to acceptance into the course.


TB for Pulmonologist

This conference is designed for the Pulmonologist who diagnose and treat a patient with TB infection or disease.


TB in Corrections

Designed for the registered nurse and other health care professionals who are tasked with the management of tuberculosis in correctional facilities at the local, state, and federal level.


TB Intensive

This course is intended for physicians and nurse experts with direct experience in the management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. This is not an introductory course. It is recommended that nursing participants attend a Nurse Case Management course prior to attending TB Intensive.


TB Nurse Case Management

This course is intended for nurses and public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease.


Treatment of TB in Correctional Settings Along the US Mexico Border

This course is designed for health care workers who may encounter a patient with or at risk for TB in correctional facilities along the U.S. Mexico border.


TST Practicum

This training targets nurses and other allied health care workers responsible for the administration and interpretation of the tuberculin skin test.


TST Practicum: Train the Trainer

This course is designed for the TB professional who is responsible for training staff and other health care workers on the proper placement and reading of the tuberculin skin test (TST).


Historical Courses

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Nurse Case Management(Stand-up)

This course is intended for nurses and public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease.


TB in Corrections(Stand-up)

Designed for the registered nurse and other health care professionals who are tasked with the management of tuberculosis in correctional facilities at the local, state, and federal level.


TB Intensive(Stand-up)

This course is intended for physicians and nurse experts with direct experience in the management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. This is not an introductory course. It is recommended that nursing participants attend a Nurse Case Management course prior to attending TB Intensive.


TB Contact Investigations(Stand-up)

This course is intended for registered nurses and other local health department workers who are tasked with conducting TB contact investigations and outbreaks.


TB Updates(Stand-up)

This course is intended for the physician and TB medical consultant tasked with the management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis.


TB Along the US/Mexico Border(Stand-up)

This conference targets physicians, nurse experts, and medical professionals who are actively engaged in the management of bi-national patients with, or at risk of tuberculosis.


TB and HIV Co-Morbidities(Webinar)

This webinar is intended for TB or HIV program staff and clinical personnel including physicians, nurses, and other healthcare staff who manage and treat patients infected with tuberculosis and HIV.


MDR TB(Webinar and Stand-up)

For physicians and nurse experts who are actively engaged in the management of patients with, or at risk of, multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis.


TB Program Management(Stand-up)

This program targets the TB program manager who is actively engaged in the day-to-day responsibilities involved in supervising and managing a TB program at the local or jurisdictional level.


Pediatric TB Intensive(Stand-up)

This course is intended for physicians and nurse experts with direct experience in the management of pediatric patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. This is not an introductory course. It is recommended that nursing participants attend a Nurse Case Management course prior to attending this course.


Refugee Updates(Webinar)

This webinar is intended for the registered nurse and clinical personnel including health educators, health care staff and surveillance specialists within the Heartland region.


Handling Mental Illness in the TB Patient(Webinar)

Intended for the registered nurse, clinician, and health care worker within the tasked with the care and case management of the TB patient suspected of, or confirmed, concurrent mental illness.


Understanding and Managing LTBI(Stand-up)

Targets local health department nurses and DOT workers who are tasked with the responsibility to identify and manage patients with, or at risk of LTBI


TB in Vulnerable Populations(Stand-up)

This course is intended for healthcare professionals including nurses and support staff that are involved in the management of patients in vulnerable and underserved populations who have, or at risk of, tuberculosis.


TB and Substance Abuse(Stand-up)

This course is intended for physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals, and support staff that are involved in the treatment or management of tuberculosis patients with substance abuse issues.


Managing TB in the Dialysis Patient(Webinar)

This course is intended for physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals, and support staff that are involved in the treatment or management of tuberculosis patients with substance abuse issues.


Managing TB in the Dialysis Patient(Webinar)

This course is intended for physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals, and support staff that are involved in the treatment or management of TB patients who are on renal dialysis.


UNIDOS Bi-national TB Conference(Stand-up)

This course is intended for clinicians that are actively engaged in the diagnosis and management of TB patients and suspects along the US-Mexico border.


Introduction to Nurse Case Management(Online)

This course is intended for the registered nurse with less than one year TB experience and greater than 25% of job duties in TB case management including case identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease.


The Use of IGRA’s in Pediatric TB(Webinar)

TB program staff; clinical personnel; physicians, nurses, and other healthcare staff who diagnose and treat pediatric TB.


TST Practicum (Stand-up)

This training targets nurses and other allied health care workers responsible for the administration and interpretation of the tuberculin skin test.


Advanced TB Nurse Mini-Fellowship (Stand-up)

This Fellowship is intended for the nurse expert who is actively engaged in the management of patients with, or at risk of tuberculosis and has previously attended a TB Intensive, TB Nurse Case Management , or Basic TB Nurse Mini-Fellowship taught by Heartland. Experience of at least 4 years in the field of TB patient case management may be considered in lieu of course attendance.


Evaluation and Treatment of TB Contacts (Stand-up)

The target audience for this course is public health department nurses and staff who are tasked with identifying and managing contacts to a known TB case.


Contact Investigation: Interviewing Skills Course (Stand-up)

The target audience for the TB Contact Investigation Interviewing Skills Course is health care professionals responsible for conducting TB contact investigation interview.


TB Cohort Review(Stand-up)

This course is intended for the registered nurse case manager, program manager, epidemiologist, field staff, as well as other staff members involved in a TB Cohort Review.


Advanced Management of Patients With Tuberculosis(Stand-up)

This course is intended for physicians, nurse practitioner and registered nurses with direct experience in the Management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis.


TB & Diabetes: Live Webcast(Webinar)

This course is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners and registered nurses with direct experience in the management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis and diabetes.


Management of a TB Contact Investigation for Public Health Workers(Stand-up)

This course is designed prevention specialists, epidemiologists, infectious disease nurses and other public health workers who would be anticipated to become directly involved in a contact investigation.


Effect of Substance Abuse on the Treatment of TB Along the Border(Stand-up)

This course is designed for health care workers who work with patients who have or are at risk for, tuberculosis and substance abuse along the US-Mexico Border.


Advanced Training for Public Health Investigators(Stand-up)

This course is designed for health care workers and non-medical field staff who manage patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis.