Additional Course Information
This course is designed to educate health care workers about basic tuberculosis (TB) concepts.
Target audiences for the TB 101 for Health Care Workers include:
Newly hired TB program staff
- Outreach workers
- Health educators
Health care workers in areas related to TB, including individuals who work in HIV/AIDS clinics or correctional facilities
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
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
Explain how TB is spread
Explain how latent TB infection and TB disease develop
Explain the difference between latent TB infection and TB disease
Briefly 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
List the five components of a medical evaluation for TB disease
List the five components of a TB bacteriological examination
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
Briefly describe the preferred treatment regimen for TB disease
List adverse reactions to drugs used to treat TB disease
Describe TB treatment adherence strategies
The actual time it takes to complete this course may differ from person to person. It should take approximately one hour to complete the entire six-lesson course.
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Instructions for Receiving Continuing Education Credits
1. Complete this course.
2. Once you completed this course, go to CDC Training and Continuing Education Online at: www.cdc.gov/tceonline
3. Once you have logged in/registered, Click on search and keyword search for course CB/WB1538.
4. Click on the course. The course information page will come up. Scroll down to register here. Click on the type of CE credit that you would like to receive and then submit. Demographic questions will come up. Complete the questions and then submit.
5. From "Participant services", click on "evaluations and tests"
6. Answer the questions presented on posttest.
7. Complete the course evaluation.
8. You will be able to immediately print your continuing education certificate from your personal transcript.
9. If you have any questions or problems contact CDC Training and Continuing Education Online at: 1-800-41TRAIN or 404- 639-1292 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minimum System Requirements
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 5.5 browser (or higher) on standard Microsoft® technologies, i.e. Windows® NT®, Windows® 2000, Windows® XP and Windows® 98
Popup blocker disabled
Intel® Pentium® III Processor
256 MB RAM
Broadband Internet connection
Adobe® Reader for PDF's
Adobe® Flash Player
Almost all the graphics and animations contained in this course are in the public domain, unless otherwise specified. Those that are not in the public domain are clearly marked with the appropriate disclaimer “Unauthorized use of this image is prohibited” and are not to be used outside of this course.