Calendar : 2018 Courses

6

Mar

Closed

Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management (Online)

Online

Mar 6, 13, 20, & 27

The goal of this course is to provide an introductory training experience covering basic elements, knowledge and skills essential for the registered nurse or LVN/LPN responsible for the care of patients with active TB disease and their contacts. The course will provide new nurses with the foundation necessary to attend Heartland's TB Nurse Case Management course. Participants must complete the CDC Self Study Modules 1-9 and present a Certificate of Completion prior to the first session. 

23

Mar

Closed

World TB Day

San Antonio, TX - Accreditation Statement

Mar 23

This course is designed for physicians, nurses and health care professionals who work with patients with or at risk of tuberculosis. The goal of this course is to highlight and discuss the social impact treatment for tuberculosis infection or disease may have on the individual patient.

5

Apr

Central College Health Association Conference

Kansas City, MO

Apr 5-7

This conference is a partnership between the Central College Health Association and Heartland National TB Center. The conference is intended for college health professionals seeking to increase patient satisfaction in the areas affecting today’s college campuses.

10

Apr

Closed

TB Nurse Case Management

San Antonio, TX

Apr 10-12

The goal of this course is to provide an introductory training experience covering basic elements, knowledge and skills essential for the registered nurse or LVN/LPN responsible for the care of patients with active TB disease and their contacts. The course will provide new nurses with the foundation necessary to attend Heartland's TB Nurse Case Management course. Participants must complete the CDC Self Study Modules 1-9 and present a Certificate of Completion prior to the first session. 

1

May

Closed

Human Trafficking in the TB Care Setting: Identifying and Responding to Victims Along the U.S./Mexico Border

Webinar

May 1 - Accreditation Statement

This webinar is intended for healthcare staff who care for persons diagnosed with tuberculosis and/or HIV/AIDS along the U.S. / Mexico Border. 

9

May

Full

Foundation for Conducting A Tuberculosis Contact Investigation

San Antonio, TX

May 9-10

This foundational course is designed for public health staff who have recently been given the responsibility for conducting tuberculosis contact investigations. 

31

May

Closed

AAP 2018 Red Book Childhood Tuberculosis: IGRA's and Treatment of TB Infection Webinar

Online

May 31 - Accreditation Statement

This webinar is intended for the physician and healthcare staff who may be involved with the decision to utilize an interferon gamma release assay (IGRA) test in screening pediatric patients for tuberculosis.

31

May

Full

Foundation for Conducting A Tuberculosis Contact Investigation

Houston, TX

May 31 - June 01

This foundational course is designed for public health staff who have recently been given the responsibility for conducting tuberculosis contact investigations. 

4

Jun

Closed

TB Nurse Case Study; Directly Observed Therapy

Online - Accreditation Statement

Jun 4

This course is intended for public health nurses new to TB prevention and care. Participants will learn the importance of assessing patients for barriers to completing TB treatment, DOT, and the consequences of non-adherence to an adequate drug regimen.

11

Jun

Closed

TB Nurse Case Study; Respiratory Isolation

Online - Accreditation Statement

Jun 11

This course is intended for public health nurses responsible for TB prevention and care. Participants will learn to assess laboratory results for level of infectiousness in a TB case and how to implement TB isolation guidelines.

12

Jun

Full

Advanced Skills for The Contact Investigator

San Antonio, TX

Jun 12

This course is designed for public health staff who are experienced in conducting tuberculosis contact investigations and may also be tasked with overseeing and/or training other staff in conducting contact investigations.

18

Jun

Closed

TB Nurse Case Study; Evaluation of a Contact to a Patient with Pulmonary TB

Online - Accreditation Statement

Jun 18

This course is intended for public health nurses responsible for TB prevention and care. Participants will be guided through the process of identifying extrapulmonary TB disease during a contact investigation.

20

Jun

Full

Mask Fit Testing

San Antonio, TX

Jun 20 - Accreditation Statement

This course is intended for the public health staff responsible for their programs respiratory protection program. The goal of this course is to identify the components of a respiratory protection program and describe how to conduct a proper mask fit and seal test.

25

Jun

Closed

TB Nurse Case Study; Supporting Private Providers

Online - Accreditation Statement

Jun 25

This course is intended for public health nurses responsible for TB prevention and care. Participants will learn about the diagnosis of clinical TB and the challenges that sometimes happen when working with private providers unfamiliar with TB.

26

Jun

Full

Advanced Skills for the Contact Investigator

San Antonio, TX

Jun 26-29

This course is designed for public health staff who are experienced in conducting tuberculosis contact investigations and may also be tasked with overseeing and/or training other staff in conducting contact investigations.

26

Jun

Closed

Tuberculosis Intensive

San Antonio, TX

Jun 26-29

This course is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurse experts with direct experience in the management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. The goal of this course is to build capacity and expertise in the treatment and care of patients diagnosed with TB Infection or TB disease. This is not an introductory course. It is required that nursing participants have a minimum of one year experience in TB case management and attend the TB Nurse Case Management course prior to attending TB Intensive.

July -
August

TST Practicum: Train the Trainer

Dallas, San Antonio, Midland, Harlingen (See brochure for details)

July - August (See brochure for details)

This course is designed for the TB professional who is responsible for training staff and other health care workers on the proper placement and reading of the tuberculin skin test (TST).

9

Jul

Closed

TB Nurse Case Study; Multi-Drug Resistant TB

Online - Accreditation Statement

Jul 9

This course is intended for public health nurses responsible for TB prevention and care. Participants will learn about the diagnosis and treatment of TB in an infant found during a contact investigation.

13

Jul

Closed

Screening & Treating TB Infection

Dallas, TX

Jul 13 - Accreditation Statement

This conference is designed for community providers who will be screening and treating patients for tuberculosis infection in the community.

16

Jul

Closed

TB Nurse Case Study; Pediatric TB

Online - Accreditation Statement

Jul 16

This course is intended for public health nurses responsible for TB prevention and care. Participants will learn about the diagnosis and treatment of TB in an infant found during a contact investigation.

23

Jul

Closed

TB Nurse Case Study; Hepatotoxicity in TB Treatment

Online - Accreditation Statement

Jul 23

This course is intended for public health nurses responsible for TB prevention and care. Participants will learn about risk factors and signs and symptoms of drug-induced hepatotoxicity.

30

Jul

Closed

TB Nurse Case Study; TB and Biologics

Online - Accreditation Statement

Jul 30

This course is intended for public health nurses responsible for TB prevention and care. Participants will learn about the risks associated with TNF-α antagonist (e.g. Remicaid, Humira, and Enbrel) treatment in latent TB-infected patients and procedures for managing a patient who moves during treatment.

6

Aug

Closed

TB Nurse Case Study; Positive Tuberculin Skin Test and Pregnancy

Online - Accreditation Statement

Aug 6

This course is intended for public health nurses responsible for TB prevention and care. Participants will receive guidance in the management of patients undergoing TB infection diagnosis and treatment with complicating factors such as a positive Tuberculin Skin Test and Pregnancy.

13

Aug

Closed

TB Nurse Case Study; TB Infection and INH Resistant Contact

Online - Accreditation Statement

Aug 13

This course is intended for public health nurses responsible for TB prevention and care. Participants will receive guidance in the management of patients undergoing TB infection diagnosis and treatment with complicating factors such as TB Infection and an INH Resistant Contact.

20

Aug

Open

TB Nurse Case Study; TB Infection in a Homeless Man

Online - Accreditation Statement

Aug 20

This course is intended for public health nurses responsible for TB prevention and care. Participants will receive guidance in the management of patients undergoing TB infection diagnosis and treatment with complicating factors such as TB Infection and homelessness.

27

Aug

TB Nurse Case Study; TB Infection and HIV

Online - Accreditation Statement

Aug 27

This course is intended for public health nurses responsible for TB prevention and care. Participants will receive guidance in the management of patients undergoing TB infection diagnosis and treatment with complicating factors such as TB Infection and HIV.

4

Oct

Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management

Online

Oct 4-25

This course is intended for the registered nurse with less than one year TB experience and greater than 25% of job duties in TB case management. The goal of this course is to provide an introductory training experience covering basic elements, knowledge, and skills essential for the nurse responsible for the care of patients with active TB disease and their contacts. This course will provide new nurses with the foundation necessary to attend Heartland’s TB Nurse Case Management course. This course does NOT satisfy the pre-requisite requirement for TB Intensive.

12

Oct

Bi-State Infectious Disease Conference

St. Louis, MO

Oct 12

This conference is a partnership between the Missouri-Illinois Public Health Officials, APIC Chapter 73, and Heartland National TB Center. The conference is designed for public health personnel, family physicians, generalists, hospitalists, infectious disease specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, infection preventionists, correctional nurses, school nurses and dental assistants interested in furthering their knowledge in infectious disease interventions from experts for a variety of communicable diseases.

29

Oct

Comprehensive Care of Patients with Tuberculosis and Their Contacts

Topeka, KS

Oct 29 - Nov 1

This course is intended for TB contact investigators, nurses, correctional health, and other public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients diagnosed with tuberculosis and their contacts.