Tuberculosis Awareness for Health Care Workers (Online CE Course)

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Author: Aileen Hyde, MS, MT(ASCP)
Reviewer: Rob Nickla, RBP (ABSA), QLS, M(ASCP)

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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.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1 hour(s)
Approved through 2/28/2024
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - Supervision/Administration, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, and Safety: 1 hour(s)
Approved through 2/28/2024


  • 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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Additional Information

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: Rob Nickla, RBP (ABSA), QLS, M(ASCP) has worked in public health since 2004 and is currently the LRN (Laboratory Response Network) Biological and Chemical Threat Coordinator with the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSPHL). His primary responsibilities are for providing sentinel clinical laboratory outreach and training for laboratory preparedness and serving as the CDC Select Agent Responsible Official and Biosafety Officer at the OSPHL. He is an active member on several APHL (Association of Public Health Laboratories) Collaborative Workgroups, a member of the APHL Public Health Preparedness and Response Committee and currently serving as Chair of the APHL Sentinel Laboratories committee.  

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Administering tuberculosis skin test

N95 respirator

Diverse group of lab techs (male/female, white/African-American, older/younger)

Cartoon image: TB Tuberculosis symptoms