TB 101 for Health Care Workers– sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Lesson 1: Describe what causes TB. Describe the global situation of TB. List three factors that have contributed to the global resurgence of TB. List continuing challenges to TB control in the United States.
Lesson 2: Explain how TB is spread. Explain how latent TB infection and TB disease develop. Explain the difference between latent TB infection and TB disease.
Lesson 3: Briefly explain the concept of targeted testing. List groups at high risk for infection with M. tuberculosis. List groups at high risk for progression to TB disease after infection with M. tuberculosis. List the methods that can be used to test for TB infection.
Lesson 4: List the five components of a medical evaluation for TB disease. List the five components of a TB bacteriological examination.
Lesson 5: Explain why latent TB infection is treated. Describe three treatment regimens for latent TB infection. List potential adverse reactions to the drugs used to treat latent TB infection.
Lesson 6: Briefly describe the preferred treatment regimen for TB disease. List adverse reactions to drugs used to treat TB disease.
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