Training Strategies

Designing a Tuberculosis Standardized Patient Program for Medical Students


A Standardized Patient (SP) is an individual trained to portray a specific patient and to interact with the healthcare professional/worker as a patient. This manual provides TB SP scenarios designed to teach history taking, patient education and medical follow-up. The resource includes the methodology for providing this type of training as well as the tools required for implementation.

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Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) Toolkit


Effective TB prevention and control requires a collaborative approach between many partners, including health departments or public health programs and providers in the community, including those at community health centers (CHCs) and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs).  This toolkit is designed to provide key information for both health departments and community health centers, including FQHCs. The toolkit contains links to training and resources and suggestions on how they can be used by  health departments and CHCs. The toolkit is intended as a resource for building partnerships and accessing relevant information. It is an evolving document, so please check frequently for updated information.




Incorporating Tuberculosis Education into Nursing School Curricula


This online resource is designed to provide nursing school faculty with materials they can use to introduce students to the management of tuberculosis disease and infection. It includes a Faculty Guide, with an overview of tuberculosis, its pathogenesis and transmission, diagnostic criteria and treatment. It forms the basis of the course-specific modules, giving nursing faculty the most up-to-date information regarding TB. It also includes modules that contain learning objectives, PowerPoint ® slide presentations, case study and discussion questions, suggested readings and suggestions for clinical rotations.

Nursing school faculty members interested in accessing these materials should contact DJ McCabe at 973-972-0978 or

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Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Testing - A Training Guide

Designing a Drug O Gram


This training manual includes materials on TB fundamentals and administration, reading and interpretation of the Mantoux tuberculin skin test. It provides the methodology for training and educating staff. The manual includes lecture materials and teaching strategies for individual/group training, in addition to course participant materials.

This material is available on-line only.
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Additional documents (forms):

  • Needs Assessment Form [PDF] [DOC]
  • Agenda [PDF] [DOC]
  • Guidelines for Administering the Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test [PDF] [DOC]
  • Guidelines for Reading the Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test [PDF] [DOC]
  • Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test Record Form [PDF] [DOC]
  • Skills Assessment for Administering the Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test [PDF] [DOC]
  • Skills Assessment for Reading the Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test [PDF] [DOC]
  • Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test Pre- and Post-Test and Answer Key [PDF] [DOC]
  • Fundamentals of TB Pre- and Post-Test and Answer Key [PDF] [DOC]
  • Program Evaluation [PDF] [DOC]
  • Fundamentals of Tuberculosis Handout [PDF] [DOC]
  • Fundamentals of Tuberculosis Presentation [PDF] [PPT]
  • Complete Training Guide PDF [EXE]
  • Appendices Documents [EXE]
Planning & Implementing the TB Case Management Conference: A unique opportunity for networking, peer support and ongoing training

Diagnosis and Treatment of LTBI Pocket Card


The case management conference provides a forum for networking, peer support and ongoing training to improve staff expertise in TB control interventions. This manual is a step-by-step guide for developing and conducting the case management conference. It includes guidelines for the conference coordinator, presenters and moderator in the form of "to-do" checklists, sample letters, presentation template and evaluations.

This material is available on-line only.
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Additional documents (forms):

  • Save the Dates: TB Case Management Conference Flyer [DOC]
  • Sample Presenter Cover Letter [DOC]
  • Presenter's Confirmation Letter [DOC]
  • Sample Moderator's Cover Letter [DOC]
  • TB Case Management Conference Flyer [DOC]
  • TB Case Management Conference Sign-In Sheet [DOC]
  • TB Case Management Conference Evaluation Form [DOC]
  • Thank-You Letter to Presenter [DOC]
  • Thank-You Letter to Moderator [DOC]
  • Template for TB Case Management Conference Presentation [PPT]
TB Simulated Patients: A Training Resource for the Contact Investigation Interview

Facility TB Profile


The manual describes the methods for utilizing patient scenarios for interviewing training and provides accompanying materials for the roles of the index patient, interviewer and supervisor/observer. The patient roles encompass a variety of life circumstances to provide the interviewer with opportunities for multiple skills development. Also included are guidelines for the supervisor to develop training, evaluate and provide feedback to new and experienced interviewers.

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Tuberculosis Case Management for Nurses Workshop: The Facilitator's Guide

Guidelines for the Diagnosis of LTBI for the 21st Century


This resource outlines the process of planning and conducting a two-day, interactive workshop for TB nurse case managers and is available as an online product. Several of the sections are in PDF format, and for sections that are designed to be modified, the files are in MS Word.

Please contact DJ McCabe at 973-972-0978 or if interested in this material.

Tuberculosis Education for School Nurses: A Trainer's Guide


This web-based training guide provides the methodology for training and educating school nurses on tuberculosis. It contains presentation materials on TB and skin testing and includes resources, lecture materials and teaching strategies.

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