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Fundamentals of Contact Investigation Webinars
Date: October 9, November 6, December 4, 2020
COURSE DESCRIPTION & OVERALL GOAL
The purpose of this activity is to familiarize the learner with the fundamentals of the tuberculosis contact investigation. The topics will include fundamental concepts, deciding when to initiate an investigation, determining the infectious period, prioritizing contacts, and congregate settings. The goal is to equip public health professionals with the fundamental knowledge necessary for interacting with individuals while conducting investigations of potential or confirmed TB exposure.
Friday, October 9, 2020
10:00-11:30 AM - Fundamentals of Contact Investigation
Friday, November 6, 2020
10:00-11:30 AM - Fundamentals of Congregate Setting Investigations
Friday, December 4, 2020
10:00-11:30 AM – Contact Investigation Case Presentations
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
These webinars are designed for public health nurses, outreach workers, disease investigators and others who conduct and/or oversee TB contact investigations.
WHY COURSE IS NEEDED
Problems conducting contact investigations can result in ongoing transmission and TB outbreaks. Delayed detection of TB cases and failure to identify contacts can lead to additional cases of TB. Therefore, ongoing training and education are important for public health professionals to enhance skills in conducting TB contact investigation
Upon completion of this conference, participants should be better able to:
In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credits, participants are required to attend live webinar sessions and complete an evaluation form. A follow-up evaluation will be sent within 4 months of the course.
CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Michigan Department of Health. Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
CNE: This activity is awarded 4.5 contact hours (60 minute CH). Nurses should only claim those contact hours actually spent participating in the activity
REGISTRATION INFORMATION & FEE
There is no fee for this conference.
Register to attend here.
We reserve the right to close registration early or cancel late registrants due to limits on capacity.
All individuals who affect content of continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the activity. The activity faculty are further required to disclose discussion of off-label/investigational uses in their presentations. These disclosures will be made to the audience at the time of the activity.
Funding for this conference was made possible in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.
If you require an accomodation because of a disability, or if you need any additional information, please contact Olivia Dupont email@example.com.
Rosaura Garcia, CHES®
Anita Khilall, MPH- Activity Director
Mark Wolman, MPH
Helen McGuirk, MPH
Denise Wisner, MSN, RN
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