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TB Skin Test Practicum: Train the Trainer

San Antonio, TX
May 25, 2016 

Being held at
Heartland National TB Center

On the Campus of
Texas Center for Infectious Disease 

Sponsored By:
Heartland National TB Center 


Debbie Onofre, RN, BSN
Heartland National TB Center

Josie Gonzalez, BS
Heartland National TB Center

Delphina Sanchez, MA
Heartland National TB Center

Jessica Quintero, MEd
Heartland National TB Center


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.

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention isaccredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Educationby the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 2.0 contact hours.

 For more information, please contact:

Jessica Quintero


Tuesday, May 25, 2016

10:00-10:15AM      Registration

10:15-10:30 AM      Welcome

10:30-11:00 AM      Adult Learning Techniques

11:00-12:00 AM      Setting up a TST Workshop

12:00-1:00 PM        LUNCH

1:00-3:30 PM           *Using the Tuberculin Skin Test asa Diagnostic Tool with Practicum

3:30 PM Adjourn

*Eligible for continuing education credit

Target Audience
This course is designed for the TB professional who is responsible for training staff and other health care workers on the proper placement and reading of the tuberculin skin test (TST).

Conference Goal
The goal of this training is to enhance the expertise ofthe local TB health care trainer so they can effectively teach other health care professionals when to use a TB skin test and how to place and accurately read a TB skin test result.

Conference Objectives
Using highly interactive lectures, case studies, and other hands on TST skill building exercises participants will learn when and how to correctly place a TB skin test, gain knowledge of adult learning principles in order to train others, and gain skills in the planning and execution of a TST workshop for their own staff.


The format for this course will be lecturestyle presentations, with individual skill building practicum. There will be ample time for questions and answers.

There is no charge to attend this workshop but
preregistration is mandatory.

Deadline to register is:
May 18, 2016
Space is limited to 12 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