Understanding the TB Cohort Review Process: Instruction Guide (2006)
Tuberculosis Case Management for Nurses: Self-Study Modules
This book is separated into four study modules covering public health and public nursing issues, the fundamentals of TB case management, leadership skills of the nurse case manager, and case management of pediatric patients with TB (
Available from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School National Tuberculosis Center, 225 Warren St, First Fl, West Wing, PO Box 1709, Newark, NJ 07103-1709; tel. no. 973-972 -0979.
Facilitating TB Outreach: Community Workers and Hard-to-Reach
This videotape uses realistic scenarios and patient encounters to introduce concepts for improving patient care outcomes. It addresses building rapport with patients, locating patients who have discontinued treatment, conflict resolution, and outreach safety (
Available from Francis J. Curry National Tuberculosis Center, 3180 18th St, Ste 101, San Francisco, CA 94110-2028; tel. no. 415-502-4600; website www.nationaltbcenter.edu.
Nursing Care Management for Tuberculosis
This fact sheet provides information about the role of nurses in case management of persons with TB. It explains case management, when it begins, and what activities it entails (Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 1999).
Available from Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Division of Tuberculosis Control, 305 South St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130; tel. no. 617-983-6970.
Quality Improvement for TB Case Management: An Online Course
This interactive online course provides TB control program managers and staff with information for developing a systematic quality improvement program for TB case management (Francis J. Curry National Tuberculosis Center, 2002).
Tuberculosis Case Management
This CD-ROM provides comprehensive information on the diagnosis and treatment of TB as well as case management in an international setting. It also discusses the tuberculin skin test, other diagnostic tests, and directly observed therapy short-course (DOTS) (Center for Human Services, 2000).
Available from Quality Assurance Project, 7200 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 600, Bethesda, MD 20814; tel. no. 301-654-8338.
TB Case Management CD-ROM Developed in Spanish for
Social Support for Tuberculosis Clients
This pamphlet was developed to help providers establish and enhance social support services in a TB clinic (Charles P. Felton National Tuberculosis Center, 1999).
Available from Charles P. Felton National Tuberculosis Center at Harlem Hospital, 2238 Fifth Ave, First Fl, New York, NY 10037; tel. no. 212-939-8254.
Contact Investigation in a Worksite Toolbox
This toolbox compiles instruments and resources for use when a contact investigation extends into a worksite. Using these materials, TB control staff will be able to follow step-by-step instructions for contact, implementation, and follow-up; develop protocols for inclusion of a worksite in an investigation; and adapt standard templates for local use. The toolbox provides letters, forms, policies, and referenced materials (
Available from Francis J. Curry National Tuberculosis Center, 3180 18th St, Ste 101, San Francisco, CA 94110-2028; tel. no. 415-502-4600.
Effective TB Interviewing for Contact Investigations
This 67-minute videotape demonstrates successful interviewing strategies with TB patients and is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of health care workers who are responsible for conducting TB interviews with patients as part of contact investigations.
Available from CDC National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). Materials can be ordered by accessing the online order form by selecting “Order Publications” at www.cdc.gov/tb or by mailing a request to the CDC NCHHSTP Office of Communications at 1600 Clifton Rd, NE, MS E-07, Atlanta, GA 30333.
Ins and Outs of Contact Investigation
This videotape for health professionals working in correctional facilities discusses conducting a contact investigation for incarcerated persons with TB (Texas Department of Health, 1999).
Available from Texas Department of Health, Tuberculosis Elimination Division, 1100 W 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756-3199; tel. no. 512-458-7447.
Prevention: Evaluation and Follow-up of Contacts of Persons
This fact sheet discusses the diagnosis of persons who have been in close contact with persons who have TB. It stresses the need to evaluate contacts for latent TB infection and active TB disease by symptom, and the need for follow-up diagnosis of contact persons (New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 2001).
Available from New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Tuberculosis Control Program, Education and Training Unit, 253 Broadway, Rm. 602, #CN72, New York, NY 10007; tel. no. 212-442-9968.
TB Contact Investigation: Fact Sheet
This fact sheet provides guidelines for conducting a TB contact investigation. It explains in what situations the contact investigation should be used and who should conduct it (Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 2000).
Available from Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Division of Tuberculosis Control, 305 South St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130; tel. no. 617-983-6970;
TB Simulated Patients: A Training and Resource Guide for Contact
This manual presents a role-play–based curriculum on how to conduct a contact investigation for persons with TB. It provides scripts and evaluation forms for each role-play session (
Available from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, National Tuberculosis Center, 225 Warren St, First Fl, West Wing, PO Box 1709, Newark, NJ 07103-1709; tel. no. 973-972-0979.
Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis 6-9
A continuation of the Self-Study Modules on TB series, these four new modules cover contact investigations, confidentiality, TB surveillance and case management in hospitals and institutions, and patient adherence.
Available from CDC National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). Materials can be ordered by accessing the online order form by selecting “Order Publications” at www.cdc.gov/tb or by mailing a request to the CDC NCHHSTP Office of Communications at 1600 Clifton Rd, NE, MS E-07, Atlanta, GA 30333.
Tuberculosis Education and Training Resources Website
Use this site to search for TB education and training materials, submit TB materials for inclusion in the database, find out how to order TB materials, locate funding opportunities, get information about TB organizations, find out about upcoming events, sign up for TB-related electronic mailing lists and digests, and locate TB-related Web links.