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*** THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY FULL ***

Online TB Program Managers’ Workshop

Monday, February 7, 2011
Monday, February 14 2011
and
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Newark, New Jersey

New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute
www.umdnj.edu/globaltb/home.htm

 

Provided by
New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute

 
Course Description and Overall Goal

This interactive workshop, consisting of three live web-based sessions, with accompanying pre-recorded lectures for advance viewing, is designed to enhance the managerial skills of new and seasoned TB managers and supervisors. It utilizes a combination of live web-based lectures and pre-recorded lecture which can be viewed at the participant’s convenience. Participants must be able to attend all sessions and view pre-recorded lectures in advance of the related course dates.


Who Should Attend

Entry level and mid-level managers and experienced supervisors in TB control programs.



Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity the target audience will be able to:

  • Apply TB surveillance data to program management and evaluation in order to improve patient and program objectives
  • Apply principles of TB case management services to improve patient adherence and continuity of care
  • Describe laboratory techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of TB in order to adjust medication regimens and appropriately treat TB patients and contacts
  • Use genotyping results to identify false-positive cultures, distinguish between re-activation and re-infection and identify outbreaks in order to focus and prioritize TB control efforts
  • Apply principles of TB transmission to facility management and supervision of contact investigations so that the spread of TB to the greater community may be prevented
  • Define cultural competency in the context of TB programs so that staff may engage TB patients in a sensitive, individualized manner
  • Evaluate aspects of a TB program in order to improve quality and outcomes which are defined by state and local standards of care
  • Fill gaps in standards of care through tailored training activities in order to improve patient outcomes

Course Requirements

Enrollment is limited to supervisors and managers of TB control program activities.  Participants must be familiar with basic concepts about tuberculosis disease and infection, as outlined in the CDC Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis prior to attendance at this course.  This course will not cover fundamental TB concepts nor clinical issues related to TB.  Your supervisor will be contacted to attest to your basic TB knowledge, role and responsibilities, and ability to complete all course activities.

This course will be conducted as three, 2-hour sessions occurring over three weeks with recordings to be viewed in advance of those days.  In order to apply for this course, participants must be available for all three live dates and must view recorded lectures by the due dates.  Course certificates will only be issued if these requirements are fulfilled.

Technical requirements:

  • Access to high-speed Internet
  • Telephone for participation in live, web-based sessions (February 7, 4, & 22, 2011)
  • Computer with speakers or headset to hear the audio for pre-recorded sessions

Registration priority will be given to individuals within the Northeastern Region, including Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia, and the cities of Baltimore, Detroit, New York City, and Philadelphia. Others will be put on a waiting list pending approval of their TB regional training and medical consultation center.


Agenda

Course is a combination of recorded and live lectures all done via the Internet.  Mandatory pre-course activities must be completed prior to the live course dates to which they pertain.

Module One: Pre-Course Activities (Due February 6)

Presenter(s)

Format

Time

Pre-test

Online test

15 min

Overview of Course

Rajita Bhavaraju

Recorded lecture

15 min

TB Surveillance and Epidemiology

Marian Passannante 

Recorded lecture

30 min

Case Management Services

Karen Galanowsky

Recorded lecture

30 min

Surveillance Exercise

Emailed activity

On your own

Module One: Monday, February 7 – 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Introduction of Participants                       

Rajita Bhavaraju

Live     

1:00 pm

Data Exercise                                        

Marian Passannante

Live exercise     

1:15 pm

Ensuring Culturally Competent TB
Program Staff               

Bill Bower

Live lecture

1:45 pm

Case Management Services

Karen Galanowsky

Live exercise

2:15 pm

Question and Answer Session

 

Live discussion

2:45 pm

Adjourn and Wrap up

Rajita Bhavaraju

Live

3:00 pm


Module Two: Pre-Course Activities
(Due February 13)

Presenter(s)

Format

Time

Infection Control

Joanne Maniscalco

Recorded lecture

30 min

Genotyping:  Process and application

Bianca Perri

Recorded lecture

30 min

Journal entries

 

On your own

 

Module Two: Monday, February 14 – 1:00 pm–3:00 pm

Case Study

Janelle Anderson

Live case presentation

1:00 pm

Managerial Role in TB Interviewing and Large Scale Contact Investigations    

Mark Wolman   

Live lecture

1:15 pm

Contact Investigation Cases

Mark Wolman

Live Exercise

2:00 pm

TB Laboratory Methods

Beverly Metchock

Live lecture

2:15 pm

Question and Answer Period

 

Live

2:45 pm

Adjourn

 

 

3:00 pm


Module Three: Tuesday, February 22 – 1:00 pm–3:00 pm

Program Evaluation

Julie Franks & Cathy Goldsborough

Live lecture and case

1:00 pm

Ensuring Competency through Education & Training

Nisha Ahamed

Live lecture and polls

2:00 pm

Sharing of Journal Entries

Participants/Eileen Napolitano (moderator)

Live discussion

2:30 pm

Wrap up

Rajita Bhavaraju

Live

3:00 pm


Post-Course
(Completed the same day)

Format

Time

Evaluation

Online survey

15 minutes

Post-test

Online test

15 minutes


Disclosure Policy
disclosure

Registration Information and Fee

*** THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY FULL ***



Faculty

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention–Div of TB Elimination
Beverly Metchock, DrPH
Team Leader – Reference Laboratory

Charles P Felton National TB Center
Bill Bower, MPH
Director of Education & Training

Julie Franks, PhD
Health Educator/Evaluator

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Cathy Goldsborough, RN, BSN
Nurse Consultant

Nassau County (NY) Dept. of Health
Joanne Mansicalco, RN, MPH, MPA
Public Health Nurse (retired)

NJ Department of Health & Senior Services
Karen Galanowsky, RN, MPH
Nurse Consultant

NJMS Global TB Institute

Nisha Ahamed, MPH
Program Director, Education & Training

Rajita Bhavaraju, MPH
Training & Consultation Specialist

Eileen Napolitano
Deputy Director

Marian Passannante, PhD
Associate Professor

Mark Wolman, MA, MPH
Program Manager, TB Control

NY City Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene
Janelle Anderson, MPH
Cluster Investigation Coordinator

Bianca Perri, MPH
TB Genotyping Coordinator


Planning Committee

NJMS Global TB Institute

ACTIVITY DIRECTOR
Nisha Ahamed, MPH
Program Director, Education and Training

MEMBERS


NJMS Global TB Institute

Rajita Bhavaraju, MPH
Training and Consultation Specialist

Eileen Napolitano
Deputy Director

Arlene Robinson
Staff Assistant


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If you have any additional questions, please contact Rajita Bhavaraju at (973) 972-4811 or email at bhavarrr@umdnj.edu.