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Tuberculosis Online Courses

Provincial TB Services offers two online courses:

TB Essentials

Tuberculin Skin Testing

PHSA Learning Hub

Both of the courses are housed on the PHSA LearningHub. To access the courses, create an account or log into your existing account. Once you are logged into LearningHub search for either the TB Essentials or Tuberculin Skin Testing course.

If you need assistance setting up a LearningHub account please visit the LearningHub help page.

Tuberculosis (TB) Essentials Online Course

Course details

The TB Essentials course is an open enrolment, self-paced course. It takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete.

Audience

The TB course was developed for registered nurses but can serve a broad range of health care providers who require an understanding of TB.

Course information

Tuberculosis (TB) Essentials serves as an introduction to TB and provides foundational knowledge about TB infection and disease. The goal of this course is to prepare health care providers to provide basic TB services within a public health context in BC. Content is informed by the BCCDC TB manual, the Canadian TB Standards (7th ed.), and BCCDC TB Physicians and TB Nurse Consultants. Practice content is guided by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals.

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

Course content

  • Introduction to TB - introduces the TB course and the core health concepts that play a key role in TB care.
  • The TB Bacteria - introduces TB as a pathogen and explores the impact at the cellular and individual levels.
  • Assessment and Diagnosis - reviews the components of clinical evaluation for latent TB infection (LTBI) and active TB disease including chest radiography, TB mycobacteriology, and pathology examinations.
  • Treatment - reviews treatment of LTBI, active TB disease, drug reactions, treatment considerations and drug resistance.
  • Prevention - reviews TB prevention strategies, reporting and contact investigation pathways.

Tuberculin Skin Testing 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.

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 British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals.

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
  • Administering the TST
    • TST planting
    • Education
    • Documenting plant
  • Reading the TST
    • Documenting the TST read
    • Interpretation and referral
    • Education
  • Physician recommendations
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