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Tuberculosis Essentials for Vermont Public Health Nurses


November 13, 2012


Course Location

 Hilton Burlington

60 Battery St

 Burlington, VT



Jointly Sponsored By

The New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute, the Vermont Department of Health, and the Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses


This activity is supported by an educational grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination

 The New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute is the tuberculosis Regional Training and Medical Consultation Center for the northeastern United States




The purpose of this course is to provide Public Health Nurses working in areas with low TB incidence with the necessary knowledge, skills, and background information to case manage TB cases. The course covers TB transmission, diagnosis, and treatment; laboratory testing; and nurse case management. The format includes lectures, interactive presentations, and group exercises.




This training is designed for Public Health Nurses.




As the incidence of tuberculosis continues to decline, maintaining clinical and public health expertise in TB is particularly challenging. This training aims to build the TB knowledge base of clinical staff to facilitate appropriate risk assessment, testing, and treatment of TB.


Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Utilize principles of TB transmission and infection so that the spread of TB to the greater community may be prevented
  •  Apply current standards of practice in the diagnosis, treatment and management of active TB disease to ensure successful patient outcomes
  • Review laboratory diagnostic tests in order to guarantee accurate submission and timely results
  • Implement current recommendations for the risk assessment, testing, and treatment of latent TB infection to prevent development of active disease
  • Apply principles of nurse case management when caring for patients with active TB




In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credits, participants are required to attend the entire course and complete an evaluation. A post-course follow up evaluation will be sent to participants within 2 months of the course.




8:30      Registration

9:00      Introduction & Opening Remarks

9:15      TB Transmission & Development of TB Disease

9:45      Diagnosis of TB Disease

10:05    The TB Laboratory

10:45    Treatment of TB Disease

11:15    Testing and Treatment for Latent TB Infection

12:00    Lunch

12:45    Nurse Case Management

3:00      Adjourn



MAPHN Education and Professional Practice is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the  MASSACHUSETTS ASSOCIATION OF REGISTERED NURSES, INC., an ACCREDITED APPROVER by the AMERICAN NURSES CREDENTIALING CENTER’S COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION. This event is approved for 5.0 contact hours.




Please register online by October 26, 2012at

This event is free.




This training will be held at:

Hilton Burlington

60 Battery St.

Burlington, VT


From I-89: Exit 14W to Williston Road/Route 2 which becomes Main Street. Continue past the University of Vermont campus and follow Main Street to the bottom of the hill. Turn right onto Battery Street. Hotel is 1.5 blocks on right.




New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services


Karen Galanowsky, RN, MPH

Nurse Consultant, Division of TB Control Program



Vermont Department of Health

Kemper Alston, MD

Medical Consultant


Sally Cook, RN

Nurse Consultant


Susan Schoenfeld, RN, MSPH

Deputy State Epidemiologist


Becky Temple

Public Health Microbiologist



NJMS Global Tuberculosis Institute

Nickolette Gaglia, MPH

Training & Consultation Specialist



Vermont Department of Health


Sally Cook, RN

Nurse Consultant


Susan Schoenfeld, RN, MSPH

Deputy State Epidemiologist


Margaret Wilson, RN, MPH

Director of Public Health Nursing




We kindly request that registrants who are unable to attend the conference notify the organizers as soon as possible.

If you require an accommodation because of a disability, or if you have any additional needs or other questions, please contact Nickolette Gaglia at (617) 279-2240 x262, or send an email to

When & Where

Burlington Hilton
60 Battery St
Burlington, VT 05402

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute, the Connecticut Department of Public Health, and UMDNJ—Center for Continuing & Outreach Education

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