Tuberculosis Awareness for Health Care Workers (Online CE Course)
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OSHA Tuberculosis covers background information about spread of TB, PPD testing procedures, CDC guidelines, and methods of control. Appropriate for annual laboratory compliance training and for clinical laboratory science students prior to clinical rotations.
Continuing Education Credits
- Explain how tuberculosis (TB) is spread.
- Describe symptoms that are associated with TB.
- Describe TB testing procedures.
- Relate specific guidelines and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) risk categories.
- Identify methods of TB control.
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- Tuberculosis Infection
- How Tuberculosis is Spread
- Infection Control
- High-Risk Infection Groups
- High-Risk Progression Groups
- Vaccine for Tuberculosis
- The descriptions listed below all relate to tuberculosis (TB). Match each of the descriptions with the item in the drop-down box that it describes.
- Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) Detection Methods
- Tuberculin Skin Test (TST)
- TST Interpretation and Classification
- TST False Negative Reactions
- Two-Step Skin Testing
- Screening Newly-Hired Health Care Employees for Latent Tuberculosis Infection
- The two current methods for detecting latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) are tuberculin skin test (TST) and blood tests known as interferon-gamma re...
- CDC Guidelines
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Risk Categories
- Tuberculosis Exposure Control Plan
- Health Care Worker (HCW) Tuberculosis Screening
- Match the recommended frequency for TB screening of a health care worker with the risk category of the health care setting from the drop-down box:
- Methods of Control
- Fundamentals of TB Infection Control
- Three Levels of TB Infection Control
- TB Infection Control in the Laboratory
- Biosafety Levels
- Biosafety Level Criteria and Requirements for Handling Specimens Suspected of Containing Mycobacterium tuberculosis
- Which of the following barriers are recommended in microbiology laboratories where manipulation of biosafety level 3 agents (e.g., Mycobacterium tuber...
- Respiratory Protective Equipment
- Proper Use of an N95 Respirator
- Airborne Infection Isolation Room Practices
- Transporting TB Patients
- Protect Yourself
Level of Instruction: Basic.
Intended Audience: All clinical laboratory personnel.
Author information: Aileen Hyde, MS, MT(ASCP) is a free-lance science writer in the Atlanta, GA area. She has a particular interest in prevention of infectious disease after working in research and quality management positions in the biotechnology industry. She has a bachelor's degree in Medical Technology from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee and a master's degree in Physiology from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California.
Reviewer information: Barbara Cebulski, MLS(ASCP)CM is a Program Director for MediaLab, Inc., located in Lawrenceville, GA. She has over 30 years experience in the laboratory profession as a technologist, section supervisor, and laboratory manager. She also was employed for nine years by the College of American Pathologists in the Laboratory Accreditation Program.
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