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TB Contact Investigation Interviewing Skills Course

Day 1: Course Introduction

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508 Compliance Text


(Title Slide). TB Contact Investigation Interviewing Skills Course

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Course Goal

To improve the TB contact investigation interviewing skills of health care workers


Course Development

Materials adapted from


      Self-Study Module: Contact Investigation for TB

      2005 Contact Investigation Guidelines

      Effective TB Interviewing for Contact Investigation: Self-Study Modules

      STD Interviewing Course

       TB Regional Training Medical Consultation Center (RTMCC) Contact Investigation Training Courses

      Curry International Tuberculosis Center

      Heartland National Tuberculosis Center

      New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute

      Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center


Course Design

The course is designed to give an overview of the CI process, basic communication and interviewing skills, and opportunities to apply those skills in role play activities

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Course Materials


       Slide sets


       Pre and post tests


       Course evaluation


Course Overview: Day 1

  1. Introduction to the Contact Investigation Process
  2. Communication Skills for Building Rapport During Contact Investigation Interviewing


Course Overview: Day 2

  1. Cultural and Diversity Considerations
  2. Interviewing for TB Contact Investigation
  3. Role Play Instructions and Assignments


Course Overview: Day 3

  1. Role Plays
  2. Learn How to Give Feedback as Observers
  3. Facilitators Demonstrate Role Play
  4. Participants Conduct Role Play


Course Overview: Day 4

  1. Special Circumstances Presentation and Role Play
  2. Meeting with Contacts for TB Assessment Presentation and Role Play


A Note on Terminology

       For this course, the term “case” will be used instead of “index patient” or “patient”

       Although “case” may seem impersonal, the rationale for using it is to avoid confusion with contacts who may also be considered “patients” if they are found to have LTBI or TB disease


Ground Rules

       Agreement between trainers and participants

       Posted on the wall

       Referred to throughout the training

       Helpful to manage the training


Time Keeping

       We have a lot of material to cover

       With your cooperation we can stay on time

       Our tools for keeping time




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Parking Lot

  • Place to put or “park” items such as questions, concerns, or topics that:

      Require extra time

      Are related to the training but not critical

      Discuss items during breaks, lunch, evenings, or at the end of the training

  • Keeps the training focused and on time








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Icebreaker Activity

Refer to Appendix C

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