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TB 101 for Health Care Workers - Continuing Education Activities

Continuing education (CE) is offered free of charge for various professions based on approximately 1 hour of instruction.

Activity Number: WB 2725

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: TB 101 for Health Care Workers is designed to educate health care workers about basic concepts related to TB prevention and control in the United States.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Lesson 1:

  • Describe what causes TB
  • Describe the global situation of TB
  • List three factors that have contributed to the global resurgence of TB
  • List continuing challenges to TB control in the United States  

Lesson 2:

  • Explain how TB is spread
  • Explain how latent TB infection and TB disease develop
  • Explain the difference between latent TB infection and TB disease

Lesson 3:

  • Explain the concept of targeted testing
  • List groups at high risk for infection with M. tuberculosis
  • List groups at high risk for progression to TB disease after infection with M. tuberculosis
  • List the methods that can be used to test for TB infection

Lesson 4:

  • List the five components of a medical evaluation for TB disease
  • List the five components of a TB bacteriological examination

Lesson 5:

  • Explain why latent TB infection is treated
  • Describe three treatment regimens for latent TB infection
  • List potential adverse reactions to the drugs used to treat latent TB infection

Lesson 6:

  • Describe the preferred treatment regimen for TB disease
  • List adverse reactions to drugs used to treat TB disease
  • Describe TB treatment adherence strategies
Origination Date:  May 16, 2016
Expiration Date:  May 16, 2018
Faculty/Credentials:
  • Amera Khan, MPH, Team Lead for the Training, Education and Behavioral Studies Team, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Atlanta, GA.
  • Sarah Segerlind, MPH, BS, Health Education Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Atlanta, GA.
Location www.cdc.gov/tb/webcourses/TB101/default.htm
Hardware/Software Computer; Internet connection
Target Audience: The target audience for the course includes newly hired TB program staff and health care workers in areas related to TB (such as individuals who work in correctional facilities or HIV/AIDS clinics).
Prerequisites None. 
Format Enduring Material
Contact Information Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
http://wwwn.cdc.gov/dcs/RequestForm.aspx 
Accreditation Statements

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 1.2 contact hours.

CEU:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU's for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.

DISCLOSURE:

In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, content experts, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias. 

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC does not accept commercial support.

To receive continuing education (CE):

You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above.

To receive continuing education, you must register for this specific course and submit an evaluation and posttest at the CDC Training and Continuing Education Online website.

  • Go to www2a.cdc.gov/TCEonline
  • Log in as a participant. (Note: If you are a first-time user of this online system, you will need to log in as a new participant and create a participant profile.)
    • When you receive your reset password by e-mail, log in as a participant and change the password.
  • At Participant Services, click on Search and Register, type a keyword from the course title into the keyword search, such as “TB,” and click View. You can also find the course by typing in the course number. The course number for this activity is WB2725.
  • Click on the title, TB 101 for Health Care Workers, select the type of credit/contact hours you wish to receive at the bottom, and click Submit.
  • Verify the demographic information and click Submit at the bottom.
  • Complete the course evaluation.
  • Complete the course posttest (must score 80% or higher to receive CE).
  • At Participant Services, click on Certificates and Transcripts and print your continuing education certificate.

For assistance with the online system, call 1(800)-41-TRAIN Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, or e-mail ce@cdc.gov.

Fees No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.

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