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Introduction to TB Contact Investigation
An Online Course

June 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2017

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center 


Diana Fortune, RN, BSN
New Mexico Department of Health
Phil Griffin, BBA, CPM

Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Delphina Sánchez, MA
Heartland National TB Center
Norma J. Santos, B.S.
San Antonio City Chest Clinic
Jessica Quintero, M.Ed.
Heartland National TB Center
Madison Victor, MPH
Austin Public Health


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.

Continuing education credit will NOT be offered for participation in this online activity.  A certificate of participation will be awarded for successful completion of this course. 

 For more information, please contact:
Delphina Sanchez


June 07, 2017       Introduction to the CI Process; Part 1
12:001:30 PM       Purpose of a TB Contact Investigation

June 14, 2017       Introduction to the CI Process; Part 2
12:001:30 PM       Core Concepts of a TB Contact Investigation

June 21, 2016       Introduction to the CI Process; Part 3
12:001:30 PM       Systematic Approach to a TB Contact Investigation

June 28, 2017       Communication Skills & Interviewing
12:001:30 PM       Question Types

Times/topics subject to change


Target Audience/Prerequisites
This course is intended for the health care professional with little to no experience in conducting a TB contact investigation.  Participants must complete the CDC Self Study Modules 1-5 & 6-9 and present a Certificate of Completion prior to the first session.

Program Description
The goal of this course is to provide an introductory training experience covering basic elements, knowledge and skills essential for the TB contact investigator.

Conference Objectives
Upon course completion, participants will be able to explain the purpose of a TB contact investigation, describe core concepts and skills that are required to conduct a TB contact investigation, determine when to initiate a TB contact investigation, describe the systematic approach to conducting a TB contact investigation, describe how to build rapport, list at least six effective communication skills, describe assertive, passive, and aggressive behavior, describe four different types of interview questions, and list questioning pitfalls to avoid.

The format for this course will be webbased, live lecture presentations with group discussions, case sharing, and skill building exercises. There will be ample time for questions and answers during the group discussions.

Hardware / Software / Materials
To access and view this training event, you will need acomputer with internet access and a phone line (preferably with a speaker or teleconferencing capabilities) or a computer with twoway audio. It is recommended that you check your system for compatibility and connectivity prior to the event.  Instructions to test your system will be sent with confirmation of participation.

Additional Information
Participants must complete the CDC Self StudyModules 1-5 & 6-9 and present a Certificate of Completion prior to the first session.

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

Deadline to register is:
May 31, 2017

Space is limited to 40 participants.

Register on-line at:

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