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TB 101 for Health Care Workers

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.

TB 101 for Health Care Workers
Activity Number:  WB2725
Activity Title/Topic:  TB 101 for Health Care Workers
Origination Date:  May 16, 2016
Renewal Date:  May 16, 2018
Expiration Date:  May 16, 2020
Faculty/Credentials:

Amera Khan, MPH, BA, TB REACH Case Detection Officer, Stop TB Partnership, United Nations Office for Project Services, Geneva, Switzerland

Sarah Segerlind, MPH, BS, Health Education Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Atlanta, GA

Location www.cdc.gov/tb/webcourses/TB101/default.htm
Hardware/Software Computer; Internet connection
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
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:

  • 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:

  • Describe the preferred treatment regimen for TB disease
  • List adverse reactions to drugs used to treat TB disease
  • Describe TB treatment adherence strategies
Contact Information Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
http://wwwn.cdc.gov/dcs/RequestForm.aspx 
Accreditation Statements CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1.2 contact hours.

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU’s for this program.

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 designated 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 98614.

DISCLOSURE:

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, content experts, and their spouses/partners 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.

Planning committee reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

To receive continuing education (CE): In order to receive continuing education (CE) for WB 2725- TB 101 for Health Care Workers please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps before May 16, 2020.

Complete the activity

Complete the Evaluation at www.cdc.gov/GetCE

Pass the posttest at 80% at www.cdc.gov/GetCE

Fees No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.
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