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WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION

~ STD PROGRAM

 

Due to changes in the Wyoming Department of Health Communicable Disease Unit, The Tuberculosis (TB) Program is now part of the Communicable Disease Prevention Program.

Although our name is changing, or services are not. We continue to provide education and support to the public and to health care professionals throughout the state of Wyoming.

 

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE UNIT TUBERCULOSIS STAFF:

         Tai Wright, Communicable Disease Prevention Program Manager: (307) 777-3562

         Ashley Grajczyk, Disease Intervention Specialist: (307) 777-8005

         Debi Anderson, Communicable Disease Unit Manager: (307)777-7529 / (307)777-5856 

  • DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS and TUBERCULOSIS QUESTIONS / OVERSIGHT:

         Tai Wright, Communicable Disease Prevention Program Manager : (307)777-3562

 

 

 

The TB Program will support travel (lodging, mileage, M&IE) for one (1) Public Health Nurse from each county office in Wyoming. In order to take advantage of the reimbursement offer please register at the link below as well as send Jennifer Casteel (jennifer.casteel@wyo.gov) providing the name and email for the individual that will be attending. This training will provide nurses with the skills and abilities to fulfill the requirements of the PHN guidelines and orders of TB case management. The Communicable Disease Unit in partnership with the Public Health Nursing Unit is making it mandatory for at least one (1) PHN nurse attend from each county office (additional nurses are welcomed to attend as well).

Case Management / Live Course
August 4-5, 2015
Herschler Building
Room 1669
West 25th Street
Cheyenne, WY
Register Now
Target Audience
This course is designed for nurses who are involved in the management of patients with TB, supervise those who provide care for TB patients, or are TB control staff. In addition to health department staff, individuals who work in the following settings would benefit from attending this workshop: hospital infection control, college or university health, correctional facilities, long term care facilities, immigrant & refugee health, or practice in the community.
Course Description
This one and a half-day intensive course will familiarize the public health nurse, MDs and other public health staff with an overview 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 flow and occur throughout the sessions.
Objectives
v Apply current advances for assessing risk, testing and treating latent TB infection to prevent development of disease.
v Apply recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of TB disease to prevent transmission and primary drug resistance.
v Identify appropriate TB infection control measures along the continuum of care to prevent transmission and future cases of TB.
v Describe approaches for managing adverse drug effects to anti-TB medications to minimize toxicity and ensure completion of therapy.
v Explain the role of the Public Health nurse in the diagnosis and treatment of TB.
Course Credit Information
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Mayo Continuing Nursing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Participants can earn up to 9.0 ANCC contact hours
Accommodations
Guest rooms have been reserved at the special rate of $83.00 per night for attendees and their guests at the Little America Hotel & Resort for those who register by July 15, 2015. The room block is under the Wyoming Department of Health.
Little America Hotel – Cheyenne
2800 West Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY 82009
Reservations: 800-445-6945
About the Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis
The Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis Training and Medical Consultation Center (RTMCC) is funded via a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our RTMCC prioritizes learners from the northern region which consists of eleven states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Course Information
Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis
The website will have up to date information on the Program Schedule and Course Materials as available.

 

NEW SPANISH TUBERCULOSIS EDUCATION WEBSITE

The Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE)... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is pleased to announce the launch of the Spanish TB website at:

 

HTTP://WWW.CDC.GOV/TB/ESP

 

The website provides a variety of basic TB information on exposure, testing and treatment of the disease.  This website includes translated DTBE fact sheets, publications, posters, recorded video and audio podcases in Spanish.

 

2012 TB MANUAL NOW AVAILABLE

Electronic version available here!

To request a hard copy version, please send an email through the TB Supplies email (tbsupplies@wyo.gov) with the header "TB Manual Request" and include your clinic name, attention to:, address, and phone number.

 

NEW TB MEDICATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

As of August 1, 2011 all clinics requesting TB medications must have the new Risk Assessment form completed with the patient's Social Security number. If the client does not have a Social Security number, please call the Wyoming Department of Health, TB Program prior to completion of the form. 

 

SHOULD YOUR HEALTHCARE FACILITY BE CONDUCTING SCREENING FOR TB??

All healthcare facilities should have current policies in place to address TB screening, based on the November 2010 Wyoming Department of Health recommendations (CLICK HERE).

Please read and complete the CDC Guidance and Risk Assessment (below) to determine specific facility risk and appropriate screening frequency.

 

CDC TB Screening Guidance

CDC Facility Risk Assessment

 

Wyoming specific TB data is available on the Wyoming TB Statistics page of this website.

  

TB ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING   *new dates added*

The 2015 meeting date is to be determined. 

 

 

 

TB TESTING GUIDELINES AND FORMS: 

~ CLICK HERE FOR NEW TARGETED TB TESTING GUIDELINES ~

~ CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT TB RISK ASSESSMENT FORM ~  

This new Risk Assessment form will be required for all clients receiving state provided PPD.

~ CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT ONLINE TB SKIN TEST SUMMARY ~

All sites must use the new TB Skin Test Summary to report skin testing.

This must be completed and received prior to ordering additional TB Skin Testing Supplies.

For instructions on filling out the log, go to the Tuberculosis Program Forms/Supplies tab.