August

Arresting TB: Contact Investigation and Release Planning
Date: 8/22/2017 - 8/24/2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern
Location: Miami-Dade County Health Department
Instructor/speaker: Ellen Murray, PhD, BSN/Sue Lane, RN, CCHP/Tara Wildes
Cost: No Charge
Format: Workshop
This 3-day course focuses on key concepts for conducting contact investigation and release planning in a correctional setting to improve outcomes and halt further transmission of tuberculosis. The training is designed to enhance communication and collaboration between local health departments and corrections custody and medical personnel to improve contact investigation outcomes. The content will provide tips to facilitate inmate release planning, with a goal of improving completion of treatment and minimizing transmission.
Additional information: 
    Flyer - http://sntc.medicine.ufl.edu/Files/CIRP DADE 2017.pdf


TB and Tobacco: Pharmacotherapy for Tobacco Cessation
continuing education credits available 1 credit(s)
continuing education credits available 1 credit(s)

Date: 8/22/2017 - 8/22/2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern
Location: Online
Instructor/speaker: Cathy Cook, LCSW, CTTS
Cost: No Charge
Format: Webinar
This 1-hour webinar is the fourth in a series of webinars that updates TB Healthcare providers with the latest information regarding the link between tobacco and tuberculosis as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).


Enhanced Skills for Public Health Corrections Liaisons

Date: 8/25/2017 - 8/25/2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern
Location: Miami-Dade County Health Department
Instructor/speaker: Ellen Murray, PhD, BSN; B. Sue Lane, RN, CCHP; Tara Wildes, BA; Sherrie Arnwine, RN
Format: Workshop
Controlling TB within jail and prison settings is a high priority for public health and corrections staff alike. This one-day course is designed for staff who fulfill the role of the “Public Health Corrections Liaison” or who work closely with public health and corrections facilities to control tuberculosis (TB). This interactive training based on national core competencies is intended to follow the three-day TB Contact Investigation and Release Planning course (offered May 23-25, 2017). Attendees of this training learn from experts in the field about the key roles of the Corrections Liaison and acquire skills accessing and establishing strong collaborations between agencies. Homework, class activities, group exercises and a jail tour are included.
Additional information: 
    Flyer - http://sntc.medicine.ufl.edu/Files/Enhanced Skills Liaisons DADE 2017.pdf


September

Comprehensive TB Course

Date: 9/18/2017 - 9/22/2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern
Location: Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center
Format: Clinical course
This five-day intensive course will familiarize the clinician and healthcare worker with all the aspects of tuberculosis infection, disease and clinical care using an interdisciplinary and interactive approach. The curriculum is provided through lecture and interactive case management sessions. The faculty is selected for their unique skill in encouraging interaction and building rapport with participants. The atmosphere is relaxed with an expectation that a free exchange of questions, comments and information will occur.
Additional information: 
    Lodging - http://sntc.medicine.ufl.edu/Files/September Clinical Course Lodging .pdf
    Draft agenda - http://sntc.medicine.ufl.edu/Files/Participant Draft Agenda.docx


TST Train-the-Trainer Course - FL
continuing education credits available 7.0 credit(s)
Date: 9/23/2017 - 9/23/2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern
Location: Emerging Pathogens Institute - SNTC
Instructor/speaker: Ellen R. Murray, PhD, BSN, RN
Format: Workshop
This one-day skill-building course provides the knowledge needed to plan, teach, and evaluate a Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) course. The course content includes skills for planning and conducting a TST training, including adult learning principles and teaching strategies. The curriculum is provided through lecture and participatory activities, including practicum in TST administration and reading and instructional skills demonstration. Each participant must demonstrate proficiency in delivering course content plus administering and reading the TST. Participants will receive feedback from experienced trainers as they practice their skills. Topics include: adult learning principles for instructors, tips and tools to plan and conduct a successful TST training, and TST course curriculum review and demonstration.
Additional information: 
    Flyer - http://sntc.medicine.ufl.edu/Files/FLYER - 2017 SEP FL - TST TTT - with CE.docx
    Driving Directions - http://sntc.medicine.ufl.edu/Files/0Driving Directions- EPI Building.docx
    Draft Agenda - http://sntc.medicine.ufl.edu/Files/Agenda 09-23-2017.docx
    Lodging - http://sntc.medicine.ufl.edu/Files/September TST TTT Course Lodging.pdf


October

TST Train-the-Trainer Course - North Carolina
continuing education credits available 7.0 credit(s)
Date: 10/25/2017 - 10/25/2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern
Location: Wake Community College - Public Safety Education Center
Instructor/speaker: Ellen Murray, PhD, BSN, RN
Format: Workshop
This one-day skill-building course provides the knowledge needed to plan, teach, and evaluate a Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) course. The course content includes skills for planning and conducting a TST training, including adult learning principles and teaching strategies. The curriculum is provided through lecture and participatory activities, including practicum in TST administration and reading and instructional skills demonstration. Each participant must demonstrate proficiency in delivering course content plus administering and reading the TST. Participants will receive feedback from experienced trainers as they practice their skills. Topics include: adult learning principles for instructors, tips and tools to plan and conduct a successful TST training, and TST course curriculum review and demonstration.
Additional information: 
    Area Hotels and Restaurants - http://sntc.medicine.ufl.edu/Files/017PSECCRaleighCopy of Area hotels and restaurants.pdf


November

Comprehensive TB Course

Date: 11/13/2017 - 11/17/2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern
Location: Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center
Format: Clinical course
This five-day intensive course will familiarize the clinician and healthcare worker with all the aspects of tuberculosis infection, disease and clinical care using an interdisciplinary and interactive approach. The curriculum is provided through lecture and interactive case management sessions. The faculty is selected for their unique skill in encouraging interaction and building rapport with participants. The atmosphere is relaxed with an expectation that a free exchange of questions, comments and information will occur.