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TST Practicum

January 28, 2014
Harlingen, Texas
Being held at


The Texas Department Of State Health Services (Health Service Region 11)

601 W. Sesame Dr.
Harlingen, TX. 78550

Sponsored by

Heartland National TB Center



Texas Department of State Health Services



Debbie Onofre, RN, BSN
TB Nurse Consultant / Educator
Heartland National TB Center

Jessica Quintero, BAAS
Training Coordinator
Heartland National TB Center


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 CNE credit hours.

To obtain contact hours and a Certificate of Completion, nurses must complete and return the Attendance Verification Form and the Participant Evaluation Form.

For more information, contact:
Samuel Caballero
samuel.caballero@uthct.edu or (210) 531-4545


CDC, our planners, and our presenters 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.

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

CDC does not accept commercial support.

NO commercial support was given to Heartland National TB Center or the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler for this educational program.

Tuesday— January 28, 2014 (1st Session)
8:00-8:10 am         Registration
8:10-8:15 am         Welcome & Introductions
8:15-9:30 am         Using the Tuberculin Skin Test as a Diagnostic Tool with Practicum
9:45-10:00am        Q&A, Evaluation, & Award CNE’s

(2nd Session)
10:30-10:40 am     Registration
10:40-10:45 am     Welcome & Introductions
10:45-12:00 pm     Using the Tuberculin Skin Test as a Diagnostic Tool with Practicum
12:00-12:15pm      Q&A, Evaluation, & Award CNE’s

(3rd Session)
2:00-2:10 pm         Registration
2:10-2:15 pm         Welcome & Introductions
2:15-3:30 pm         Using the Tuberculin Skin Test as a Diagnostic Tool with Practicum
3:30-3:45pm          Q&A, Evaluation, & Award CN

Target Audience
This training targets nurses and other allied health care workers responsible for the administration and interpretation of the tuberculin skin test (TST).

The format for the training will include lecture presentation, video presentation, pre and post testing, and skill building exercises.

Conference Goal
The goal of this training is to provide an in-depth educational and training experience for the nurse or health care worker who is responsible for screening, administering and interpreting the tuberculin skin test.

Conference Objectives
Upon course completion, participants will be able to discuss Tuberculin Skin Testing, and practice the application of the TST.


There is no charge to attend this workshop but pre-registration is mandatory and space is limited to 15 participants per session.
There are 3 sessions available to choose from, please select one when registering.

Deadline to register is:
January 14, 2014

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 The vision of Heartland National TB Center is to provide excellence, expertise, and innovation in training, medical consultation, and product development to reduce the impact of tuberculosis in our region.


The mission of the Heartland National TB Center is to build capacity with our partners. We will share expertise in the treatment and prevention of tuberculosis by: developing and implementing cutting-edge trainings, delivering expert medical consultation, providing technical assistance, and designing innovative educational and consultative products.