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Describe COVID-19 Case Investigation Protocol
Case Investigation Training Plan
Live training (whether through videoconference or a live course on a learning management system) or an eLearning course with knowledge checks is suggested so that learners can receive immediate feedback. Inclusion of a post-test – as well as an electronic guide describing jurisdiction-specific protocols – is strongly recommended.
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Describe in detail the actions and requirements associated with each step of the case investigation process at the jurisdiction level.
- Notification of positive test results
- Explanation of confidentiality
- Health risk assessment (e.g., signs/symptoms, underlying health conditions)
- Rationale and instructions for (voluntary) self-isolation
- Self-isolation tools and supports assessment
- Identification of contact elicitation window
- Contact elicitation, including self-referral of contacts and current status of contacts
- Protocol for workplace/congregate setting exposures (i.e. correctional facilities and shelters)
- Implications for contact elicitation
- Referral to infection control personnel and guidance
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TB Contact Investigation Interviewing Skills Course: Special Circumstances
Topic area: Protocol for workplace/congregate setting exposures
- View: https://www.cdc.gov/tb/education/skillscourse/default.htm
- Target audience: Public health professionals
- Description: The TB Contact Investigation Interviewing Skills Course is designed as an interactive, skill-building training. The course provides an overview of the contact investigation process, basic communication and interviewing skills, and opportunities to apply those skills in role play activities.
- Decide when to use a proxy for an interview
- Explain how to work with the management of congregate settings
- List two strategies for working with the media during a contact investigation
Topic areas: Protocol for workplace/congregate setting exposures
- Tuberculosis Contact Investigation in Congregate Settings: A Resource for Evaluation
- Agency name: Rutgers Global Tuberculosis Institute
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