Annual Screening for Latent Tuberculosis in Healthcare Workers: No Longer Required - Parent
Course Director: Zelalem Temesgen, M.D.
Faculty: Elitza S. Theel, Ph.D.
This course reviews the methods available to detect latent infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, or latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), including the classic tuberculin skin test and the more recently developed interferon gamma release assays (IGRA). The advantages and limitations of each of these methods are discussed and the latest recommendations on their use are presented. This course also includes a discussion of recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on routine screening of healthcare workers for LTBI using IGRAs.
Allied health professional, nurse, pharmacist, physician, and healthcare professionals working in a public health setting.
- Review methods to detect latent tuberculosis infections (LTBI)
- Compare and contrast the TB skin test vs. interferon gamma release assays (IGRAs) for detection of LTBI
- Discuss role of IGRAs for detection of LTBI in healthcare workers (HCWs)
- Describe current recommendations for use of IGRAs in the US
Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.
Webinar Agenda – Tuesday, August 29, 2023 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Central Time
Annual Screening for Latent Tuberculosis in Healthcare Workers in the US: No Longer Required
|10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.||Welcome Participants; Introduce Speaker – Dr. Theel||Courtney Klapperich|
|10:05 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.||Presentation||Elitza S. Theel, Ph.D.|
|10:55 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||Q&A from participants||Courtney Klapperich|
All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals:
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- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 Attendance
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