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Monitor Performance of Case Investigation and Contact Tracers

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An electronic guide, job aids, self-paced asynchronous eLearning, or live training (whether through videoconference or a live course on a learning management system) describing jurisdiction-specific protocols for monitoring performance of case investigators.

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Topic areas and training resources

  • Importance of auditing
    • Set clear expectations
    • Assess how case investigator and contact tracer does key activities by observation and performance measurement
    • Identify individual strengths and weaknesses to provide developmental opportunities
    • Implement CQI systems with regular measurement and feedback loops for local outputs
    • Develop an audit schedule based on experience and expertise
    • Reference historical materials
      • File: CDC Methods for Implementing and Managing Contact Tracing for Ebola virus Disease in Less-affected Countries
      • File: WHO Implementation and Management of Contact Tracing for Ebola Virus Disease
      • File: Guidelines for the Investigation of Contacts of Persons with Infectious Tuberculosis Recommendations from the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association and CDC
      • File: Performance Guidelines for Contact Investigation: The TB Interview—A Supervisor’s Guide for the Development and Assessment of Interviewing Skills
  • Indicators for individual supervision of Case Investigators
  • Indicators for individual supervision of Contact Tracers
  • Audit tools
    • Canned reports at the level of individual case investigators and contact tracers ensure that staff are meeting expectations
    • Patient interaction audits
    • Audit feedback form
  • Feedback and follow-up
    • Course: TB Contact Investigation Interviewing Skills Course—Providing Feedback

Training catalog

TB Contact Investigation Interviewing Skills Course—Providing Feedback

Topic areas: Feedback and follow-up

  • View: https://www.cdc.gov/tb/education/skillscourse/day3/day-3-providing-feedback_final.pptxppt icon
  • Target audience: Trainers and supervisors
  • Description: The TB Contact Investigation Interviewing Skills Course is designed as an interactive, skill-building training to improve the abilities of both new and experienced staff who are responsible for conducting TB contact investigation interviews. 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.

Learning objectives:

  1. Why is feedback important?
  2. Components of constructive feedback
  3. Order of feedback
  4. Receiving feedback

Other files and webpages

Topic area: Historic references

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