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TST Practicum: Train the Trainer

Harlingen, TX
September 19, 2017

Texas Department of State Health Services: Region 11
601 West Sesame Drive
Harlingen, TX 78550

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center

with the support of:

Texas Health and Human Services
Texas Department of State Health Services


Debbie Onofre, RN, MSN

Heartland National TB center

Delphina Sánchez, MA
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 is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 2.0 contact hours.

For more information, please contact:

Delphina Sanchez


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

10:0010:15 AM        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

12:001:00 PM         LUNCH

1:00-3:30 PM           *Using the Tuberculin Skin Test as a 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 of the local TB health care trainer. They will learn to effectively teach other health care professionals when to use a TB skin test, how to place it, and accurately read the 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 lecture-style presentations, with individual skill building practicum. There will be ample time for questions and answers.

Recommended Lodging

Hampton Inn & Suites Harlingen
1202 North Ed Carey Drive,
Harlingen, TX 78550


Best Western Case Vila Suites
4317 S Expressway 83
Harlingen, TX 78550

State rates are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.

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

Deadline to register is:
September 14, 2017

Space is limited to 12 participants.

Register on-line at:

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