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Contact Investigation: Interviewing Skills Course

This course requires both
online and in person participation

August 12 - September 5, 2014
(Check agenda for details)

Being held at
Heartland National TB Center
On the campus of
Texas Center for Infectious Disease
2303 SE Military Drive,
San Antonio, Texas 78223

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center

NO commercial support was given to Heartland National TB Center or UT Health NE for this educational program.


Heidi Hammond-Epstein, RN
Florida Department of Health

Jessica Quintero, BAAS
Heartland National TB Center

Julie Tomaro, RN, BSN
Washington State Department of Health

Mark Wolman, MPH, MA
Rutgers Global Tuberculosis Institute

Additional Faculty to be Listed

facilitators to be announced


Continuing education will not be offered for participation in this course. A certificate of Attendance will be awarded in lieu of credit.

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 cuttingedge trainings, delivering expert medical consultation, providing technical assistance, and designing innovative educational and consultative products.

For more information, please contact:
Jessica Quintero


Online Agenda: August 12, 19, & 26
Module One: Pre-recorded, DUE August 11, 2014; Introduction to the CI Process; Part 1
Module Two: August 12, 2014 (11:00am-12:30pm CT); Introduction to the CI Process; Part 2
Module Three: August 19, 2014 (11:00am-12:30pm CT); Introduction to the CI Process; Part 3
Module Four: August 26, 2014 (11:00am-12:30pm CT); Communication Skills & Interviewing Question Types

In Person Agenda:  September 3-5

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

8:00am Sign In

  • Cultural and Diversity Considerations for Interviewing
  • Introduction to TB Interviewing
  • Introduction to TB Interviewing (continued)
  • TB Interview Strategy Exercise/Role Play
  • Interview Role Play Instructions and Assignments
  • Review with Questions and Answers

5:00pm End for the day

Thursday, September 4, 2014

9:00am Sign In

  • Introduction to Contact Investigation
  • Role Play and Feedback Guide
  • Interview Demonstrations w/ Discussion
  • Participant Interview Prep Time
  • Participant Interview Role Play
  • Role Play Debrief

4:30pm End for the day

Friday, September 5, 2014

8:00am Sign In

  • Meeting w/ Contacts for TB Assessment
  • Special Circumstances
  • Special Circumstances Role Play instructions/prep
  • Special Circumstances Role Play: Part 1, 2, & 3
  • Role Play Debrief
  • Review with Questions and Answers
  • Course evaluation, Post-Test, Self Assessment

3:30pm End for the day

Target Audience
The target audience for the TB Contact Investigation Interviewing Skills Course is health care professionals responsible for conducting TB contact investigation interviews.

Online portion: The format for this portion of the course will be web-based, presentations with group discussions, exercises, and case sharing. Recorded online training modules as well as exercises are also be included. There will be ample time for questions and answers during the group discussions.

In person portion: The format for this portion of the conference will include lecture presentation with case scenarios and audience discussion and participation and Interactive skill building exercises. There will be ample time for questions and answers.

Conference Goal
The goal of the conference is to improve the TB contact investigation and interviewing skills and proficiency of both new and experienced health care professionals responsible for conducting TB contact investigations.

Conference Objectives
Using highly interactive lectures, interactive skill building exercises and other types of learning exercises, participants will be able to: identify the components of a TB contact investigation, communicate effectively during an interview, use cultural and diverse considerations when interviewing, identify various types of interview questions, and identify strategies for conducting an interview in a special circumstances.
Drury Inn & Suites Riverwalk
201 N. St. Mary’s Street
Reservations: (210) 212-5200

La Quinta Inn San Antonio
Alamo Dome South
3180 Goliad Road
Reservations: (210) 337-7171

Please note: a room block has not been set up for this course, lodging is
recommended based on distance to training site.

There is no charge to attend this live event conference
but pre-registration is mandatory and space is limited to
18 participants.
closes: August 08, 2014

Register on-line at:

Applicants will receive notification of their enrollment
status via e-mail (unless otherwise requested).