Training

Upcoming Training

2022 Virginia Biennial Nurse Meeting

  • Topic: Reconnecting, Reigniting and Returning to TB and Newcomer Health
  • Where: Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center – Harrisonburg, VA
  • When: September 21-23, 2022
  • If you were invited to attend, please register with the link sent in the invitation email

 

Virtual 2022 New TB Nurse Training

  • We are looking to hold this training again in the last quarter of 2022, so please keep an eye out!

Self Study

Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis: What the Clinician Should Know

This self-paced training is recommended for all public health nurses working in the Tuberculosis Program.  The training takes approximately 6.5 hours to complete.  The training is completed through the CDC website, but VDH employees can register for the training through TRAIN course #1057005.


Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis

The Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis are a series of educational modules designed to provide information about TB in a self-study format. The series consists of a total of nine modules that are separated into two courses. The first course, Modules 1-5, provides basic information on TB. The second course, Modules 6-9, provides more specific TB programmatic information.

VDH employees can register for the training through TRAIN.  Modules 1-5 TRAIN course #1063669 and Modules 6-9 TRAIN course #1075924.


Treating LTBI in Special Situations

Treating LTBI in Special Situations is a self-paced, online course consisting of interactive case-based modules that guide the participant through 8 topics. The topic areas include contact to drug-resistant case, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, infants & children, pregnancy, renal failure, TNF-antagonists and transplantation. The course also includes 5 reference books that provide additional information to participants.  This course is offered through the Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center.


Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test – CDC

Learn how to evaluate people for latent TB infection with the Mantoux tuberculin skin test. This podcast includes sections on administering and reading the Mantoux tuberculin skin test, the standard method for detecting latent TB infection since the 1930s.


Rutgers Global Tuberculosis Institute (GTBI) Sputum Collection Videos

Videos available for both Home Collection and Induced Collection.

The sputum home collection animated video is designed to provide patients with instructions on how to produce a good sputum specimen for TB diagnosis. This video is available in Spanish version.

The induced sputum animated video is designed to provide patients with instructions on how to produce a good sputum sample using a nebulizer and saline solution to induce a sputum specimen for TB diagnosis. This video is also available in Spanish.


Past Training - 2022

Virtual 2022 New TB Nurse Training – May 4 & 5, 2022

  • This training has been cancelled due to a lack of participants. We are looking to hold this training again in the last quarter of 2022.
  • This training is for nurses who are new to TB (not necessarily new to nursing) and have been working in TB for less than 1 year.
  • Nurses must complete the pre-requisite CDC Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis – found here. Participants may choose either the PDF version or the Interactive version to complete, but only one version is required and both offer CE credits.
  • Click here to be taken to this training’s Home page, where you will find all of the resources from the training (password protected – for attendees only).

World TB Day 2022 – March 24, 2022

Virtual 2022 New TB Nurse Training – February 16 & 17, 2022

  • This training is for health department staff only.
  • This training is for nurses who are new to TB (not necessarily new to nursing) and have been working in TB for less than 1 year.
  • Nurses must complete the pre-requisite CDC Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis – found here. Participants may choose either the PDF version or the Interactive version to complete, but only one version is required and both offer CE credits.
  • Click here to be taken to this training’s Home page, where you will find all of the resources from the training (password protected – for attendees only).

Past Training - 2021
2021 Quarterly New TB Nurse Training – Virtual Training – February 19, April 28, September 29, November 4

  • This training is for health department staff only.
  • This training is for nurses who are new to TB (not necessarily new to nursing) and have been working in TB for less than 1 year.  Nurses who have attended this training in the past are NOT eligible to attend again as space is limited.
  • Nurses must complete the pre-requisite CDC Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis (1 – 9) – found here. The course is estimated to take around 6.5 hours to complete, and CE credits are available.
  • Click here to be taken to this training’s Home page, where you will find all of the resources from the training (password protected – for attendees only).

TB Lab Specimen Quality and Timeliness Webinar – May 14, 2021

Collection, Packaging, and Shipping of QFT TB-Gold Plus Webinar – April 22, 2021

World TB Day 2021 – March 24, 2021

2021 LTBI Treatment Update Webinar – February 11, 2021


Past Training - 2020

New TB Nurse Training – Virtual Training – November 17

  • This training is for nurses who are new to TB (not necessarily new to nursing) and have been working in TB for less than 1 year.  Nurses who have attended this training in the past are NOT eligible to attend again as space is limited.
  • Nurses must complete the pre-requisite of either the CDC Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis – found here (CE not available), or the CDC Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis – found here (CE available). Either course is estimated to take around 6.5 hours to complete.
  • Click here to be taken to this training’s Home page, where you will find all of the resources from the training (password protected – for attendees only).

TB Screening and Testing for Healthcare Personnel – A webinar to discuss the 2019 MMWR recommendations and the newly released (July 2020) companion statement. – September 16

New TB Nurse Training – Virtual Training – September 14

  • This training is for nurses who are new to TB (not necessarily new to nursing) and have been working in TB for less than 1 year.  Nurses who have attended this training in the past are NOT eligible to attend again as space is limited.
  • Nurses must complete the pre-requisite of the CDC Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis – found here.  This course is estimated to take around 6.5 hours to complete.
  • Click here to be taken to this training’s Home page, where you will find all of the resources from the training (password protected – for attendees only).

World TB Day 2020 – March 24, 2020

New TB Nurse Training – March 12, 2020

  • A one day, in person, New TB Nurse Training.
  • This training is for nurses who are new to TB (not necessarily new to nursing) and have been working in TB for less than 1 year.  Nurses who have attended this training in the past are NOT eligible to attend again as space is limited.
  • Nurses must complete the pre-requisite of the CDC Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis – found here.  This course is estimated to take around 6.5 hours to complete.
  • Health Districts will need to cover travel expenses.  Lunch will be provided. To be held in Henrico, VA

Past Training - 2019

Using Doxy.me for Video Enhanced Therapy

December 6, 2019

Contact Investigation Training – Regional Training

June 18-20, 2019 – Fairfax, VA
July 16-18, 2019 – Roanoke, VA
November 19-21 – Henrico, VA

  • This in person three day training for VDH health department employees provided didactic and interactive exercises that taught participants best practices for conducting TB contact investigations and for interviewing patients for contact investigations.

Evaluating TB Classified Individuals and the Electronic Disease Notification System – Regional Training

January 11, 2019 – Roanoke, VA
February 22, 2019 – Chesterfield, VA
March 1, 2019 – Peninsula, VA
April 5, 2019 – Fairfax, VA
May 3, 2019 – Arlington, VA
May 24, 2019 – Culpeper, VA


Outreach Worker Training – April 18-19, 2019


Cohort/Case Management Review Webinar – Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 at noon

  • This webinar for VDH health districts is a part of cohort review efforts for our TB Program.

TB Materials Release – Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 at noon

  • This polycom for VDH health districts discussed the release of new and revised TB materials for local health department use.
  • Slides for the polycom: TB Materials Training

New TB Nurse Training – March 29, 2019

  • A one day, in person, New TB Nurse Training was held in late March for VDH nurses.
  • This training is for nurses who are new to TB (not necessarily new to nursing) and have been working in TB for less than 1 year.  Nurses who have attended this training in the past are NOT eligible to attend again as space is limited.
  • Nurses must complete the pre-requisite of the CDC Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis – found here.  This course is estimated to take around 6.5 hours to complete.
  • Health Districts will need to cover travel expenses.  Lunch will be provided. TRAIN Course # 1082907

World TB Day Polycom – Friday, March 22, 2019

  • A Polycom for VDH employees was held from 12PM-2PM on Friday, March 22 to celebrate World TB Day (which falls on Sunday, March 24)

TB Infection Reporting and Treatment Webinar – Friday, February 15, 2019

  • Guest speakers: Lara Beth Gadkowski, MD, MPH, MS & Laura Young, MPH, CIC
  • Webinar Focuses: Effective practices for screening, testing, and treating TB Infection
  • Please see flyer:  TB INFECTION: IDENTIFY! REPORT! TREAT!

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New TB Nurse Training – February 5, 2019

  • A one day, in person, New TB Nurse Training was held for VDH nurses.

TB & Refugee Nurse Training 2018
2013 TB Case Management Training Series (powerpoint presentations)