Management of Tuberculosis in Prison Populations

$12.00 | CE Hours:4.00 | Intermediate


CEU Course Description

Tuberculosis (TB) prevention and control is a high public priority for correctional systems, since TB outbreaks continue to occur in U.S. jails and prisons.  This CEU course provides the Federal Bureau of Prisons clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of federal inmates with tuberculosis infection and disease and for the management of contacts to infectious TB cases.

Article Author:  Federal Bureau of Prisons
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss what transmission of M. tuberculosis depends on.

2.  Enumerate the TB cases for which a physician consultant with expertise in TB treatment should be consulted.

3.  Investigate the most significant risk factor for latent TB infection.

4.  Examine what should be done for all inmates with a positive TST or IGRA.

5.  Identify contraindications to tuberculin skin testing.

6.  Describe the circumstances for which treatment for LTBI should ordinarily be discontinued.

Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.

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Added On: 2017-02-19

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