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TB-304 2019 CDC/NTCA Recommendations for Health Care Personnel (HCP): What TB Programs Need to Know

Enrollment DeadlineSectionCourse FormatStart/End Dates Details Instructor(s)Speakers
Archived webinar Self-paced Courses Ongoing
Lisa Chen, MD   Robert Belknap, MD   Lynn Sosa, MD   Neela Goswami, MD, MPH   Wendy Thansassi, MD, MA, MRO   Gibril Njie, MPH  

Course Description

This training was intended for TB program staff interested in learning more about the new recommendations on TB screening, testing, and treatment of U.S. Health Care Personnel. This webinar was a collaboration between the Curry Center, the Rutgers Global TB Institute, the National TB Controllers Association (NTCA), and the CDC.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • State specific changes from the 2005 CDC TB screening and testing guidelines for healthcare personnel (HCP) that are addressed in the 2019 recommendations in order to determine updates to organizational TB screening policies and procedures
  • Describe common questions that public health TB programs may be asked about the 2019 HCP recommendations in order to effectively support the local implementation of the new recommendations
  • Strategize ways that TB programs can work with occupational health partners to address unique implementation challenges within the occupational health setting resulting in less testing and more LTBI treatment

Webinar agenda:

  • Introduction and Overview -- Lisa Chen, MD
  • Updated Recommendations for Tuberculosis Screening, Testing and Treatment of Health Care Personnel -- Lynn Sosa, MD
  • Key Changes for Occupational Health -- Wendy Thanassi, MD, MA, MRO
  • Moderated Panel Discussion -- Robert Belknap, MD and Panelists
  • Q & A -- Faculty
  • Closing -- Lisa Chen, MD

Webinar Materials: https://www.currytbcenter.ucsf.edu/trainings/2019-cdcntca-recommendations-health-care-personnel-hcp-what-tb-programs-need-know-0

Resources:  https://www.cdc.gov/tb/topic/infectioncontrol/default.htm



Keywords:  TB, tuberculosis, TB disease, MTB, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, MTB complex, LTBI, latent TB infection, TB infection,

Average Completion Time

1.5 hours



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