TRAINING OPPORTUNITY – Focus on Latent TB Prevention

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Date: March 22, 2019
To: Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) – Stanislaus County Practices and Providers
From: HPSJ Medical Management Department
Subject: TRAINING OPPORTUNITY – Focus on Latent TB Prevention
Business: Medi-Cal Managed Care

“Registration Deadline: Friday, May 24, 2019
Register at – https://www.currytbcenter.ucsf.edu/trainings/focus-tb-prevention

Wednesday June 5, 2019 there will be a half-day training course focusing on Latent TB infection. This FREE training is offered by UCSF’s Curry International Tuberculosis Center, in collaboration with Stanislaus County. It will be held from 8:00am to 12:15pm, in Modesto. Enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required. This training is approved for up to 3.5 continuing education hours. Certificates will be available approximately 12 weeks after the training.

Topics covered will include:

  • Identification of high-risk populations for targeted TB screening
  • Interpretation and use of IGRAs for diagnostic testing
  • LTBI treatment regimens

Why is this important to your Stanislaus County practice?

Effective June 1, 2019, the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency, the Public Health, Tuberculosis Clinic will no longer offer TB Screening (PPD/IGRA/Risk Assessment), treatment for Latent TB infections (LTBI), or clearance for work and/or school.

Training objectives

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify key populations at risk for tuberculosis infection and tuberculosis disease based on
    current epidemiological data to inform the prioritization of populations for testing and
    treatment regionally and in the U.S.
  2. Identify at least 3 groups who are at risk for tuberculosis and should undergo screening to
    prevent tuberculosis disease and transmission
  3. Discuss pros and cons for the tuberculosis skin tests (TSTs) versus interferon-gamma release
    assays (IGRAs) and how they may apply to different risk groups to improve application in
    clinical practice
  4. List four recommended treatment options for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and describe
    the advantages versus disadvantages to each to inform clinical judgment in choosing the
    optimum regimen for patient care
  5. Apply new knowledge on tuberculosis risk assessment, diagnostic tools, and treatment options
    to case scenarios to improve clinical reasoning skills for proper care and management of LTBI
    Target audience: This training is intended for physicians, nurses, and healthcare workers providing
    TB screening and treatment.

Target audience: This training is intended for physicians, nurses, and healthcare workers providing
TB screening and treatment.

Posted on May 22nd, 2019 and last modified on May 23rd, 2019.

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