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Tuberculin Skin Testing Online Course

The Tuberculin Skin Testing (TST) online course is an open, self paced online course.

​Please view the Course Access Guide for instructions on how to access the TST online course.

Course details

The TST course is an open enrolment, self-paced course. It takes approximately one hour to complete.

Goal

The goal of the TST course is to provide health care workers with the knowledge required to administer and read a TST. This information is intended to complement the required practical experience that will follow within your organization.

The TB Essentials Online Course is a recommended pre-requisite.

Technical requirements

Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox are ​the recommended web browsers for optimal course experience. Google Chrome is not recommended.

QuickTime​ is required to view the video content in this course - please contact your IT department in advance if this program is not installed on your computer.

Course information

The TST online course content is informed by the BCCDC TB Manual, the Canadian TB Standards (7th ed.) and the BCCDC TB Clinical Leadership team.  Practice content is guided by the College of Registered Nurses of BC.

A certificate of completion is available for printing once the course and final evaluation have been completed.

Course content

  • The TST
  • Limitations of the TST
  • Adminstering the TST
    • TST planting
    • Education
    • Documenting plant
  • Reading the TST
    • Documenting the TST read
    • Interpretation and referral
    • Education
  • Physician recommendations
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