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TB Corrections: Best Practice for TB Prevention and Care

Holiday Inn Midtown

6000 Middle Fiskville Rd.
Austin, TX

October 21, 2015

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center 

In collaboration with



Lisa Y. Armitige, MD, PhD
Heartland National TB Center

Chris Ann Black-Edwards, RN, BSN
Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Veronica Dominguez, RN
City of Laredo

Kathryn Geiger, RN
Travis County Corrections Complex

Lana Jones, MPH
Texas Department of State Health Services

Raiza M. Ruiz, BAAS
Texas Department of State Health Services

LCDR Demetria Sawyers, RN, MSN, MBA/HCM
United States Public Health Service

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

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.Heartland National TB Center provides up to 0.0 nursing continuing education contact hours for successful completion of this educational activity.

Continuing education for this activity is pending. See final announcement for details.

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

For more information, please contact:

Josie Gonzalez


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

8:00-8:15 AM            Registration

8:15-8:30 AM            Welcome

8:30-9:15 AM            Epidemiology of Tuberculosis in Corrections

9:15-10:30 AM          Diagnosis & Treatment of TB

10:30-10:45 AM        Break

10:45-11:45 AM        Tuberculosis Contact Investigations

11:45-12:45 PM        LUNCH

12:45-2:00 PM          Infection Prevention and Care in Corrections Part

12:00-2:15 PM          Break

2:15-2:45 PM            Infection Prevention and Care in Corrections Part 2

2:45-3:45 PM            Continuity of Care & Discharge Planning: Developing Connectivity Panel                                           Discussion

3:45-4:00 PM            Break

4:00-5:00 PM            Collaboration between Corrections & Communities: A Public Concern

5:00 PM                   Adjourn

Times/topics subject to change

Target Audience
This conference is designed for the correctional staff, nurse’s, and public health workers who are tasked with the management of tuberculosis care.

Conference Goal
The goal of this training is to build capacity of TB prevention and care for correctional and health care staff working with the challenges in caring for a patient diagnosed with TB infection or disease while in a correctional facility.

Conference Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to explain the trends in epidemiology related to TB infection or disease in correctional settings, describe the components of TB contact investigation, discuss how a contact investigation is handled differently in a correctional setting, discuss current recommendations for the medical management of active TB and TB infection, describe the common screening tests and their use in TB case management within a correctional facility, explain when a TB patient can be considered noninfectious, identify the components of an effective infection control program, discuss the importance of airborne infection isolation rooms, describe strategies for discharge planning and re-entry with panelist, identify proper procedures for release and transfer between facilities, and identify opportunities for communication between facilities.

The format for this course will be lecture-style presentations with a panel discussion. There will be ample time for questions and answers.


Holiday Inn Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, TX 78752
Reservations: 8003152621
Room Block Code: PHA

There is no charge to attend this workshop but pre-registration is mandatory.

Deadline to register is:
October 7, 2015

Space is limited to 150 participants.

Register on-line at:

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

This course is open those with in the Heartland regionwhich include the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas