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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 1538

Faculty/Credentials:

Nisha Ahamed, MPH
New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute at Rutgers

Amera Khan, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination

Eileen Napolitano, BA
New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute at Rutgers

James Sederberg, BA
Curry International Tuberculosis Center

Sarah Segerlind, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination

Donna Setzer, BA
Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center

Karen Simpson, MSHSE
Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center

Previous Faculty (No Longer with Organization)

Mary Long, MPH
Heartland National Tuberculosis Center

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.

Continuing education (CE) is offered free of charge for various professions based on approximately 1 hour of instruction. In order to receive CE credit/contact hours, you must complete an exam and course evaluation. A minimum score of 80% is necessary to receive credit/contact hours. Upon successful completion of the course, exam, and evaluation, your CE certificate will be issued by CDC Training and Continuing Education Online.

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

Location:

www.cdc.gov/tb/webcourses/TB101/default.htm

Hardware/Software:

Computer-Internet

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:

  • Briefly 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:

  • Briefly describe the preferred treatment regimen for TB disease
  • List adverse reactions to drugs used to treat TB disease
  • Describe TB treatment adherence strategies

Continuing Education Registration and Test

You can register and take the test for CE units online for TB 101.

Origination Date: December 15, 2011
Renewal Date: December 15, 2013
Expiration Date: December 15, 2015

Continuing Education Units

The following CE units are available free of charge for TB 101:

  • CEU: CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The CDC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 ANSI/IACET CEUs for this program.

  • CNE: CDC is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    This activity provides 1.1 contact hours.

  • 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 designed 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 GA0082.

Online Registration and Test

To receive continuing education, you must register for this specific course and submit an evaluation 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 WB1538.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Disclosure Statement

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, and our content experts 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 does not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC does not accept commercial support.

Fees:

No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.

Contact Information

Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
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