Latent tuberculosis infection in primary care
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This education is accredited: RACGP 2 CPD, ACRRM 1 CME PD.
Although Australia has some of the lowest rates of tuberculosis (TB) in the world, there were still 1425 TB notifications recorded nationally during 2017. In order to progress towards elimination of TB, it is essential to identify not only patients with symptoms but also those with asymptomatic, latent infection in the community.
This module will help general practitioners, practice nurses and practice managers to understand more about latent TB infection (LTBI), its relevance in Australia, patient groups who should be considered for screening, as well as tests available for screening and relevant MBS rebates.On completion of this education activity participants will be able to:
- Describe the features of latent TB infection and its significance in the community.
- Outline the importance of screening for latent TB infection and tuberculosis prevention.
- Identify which individuals and patient groups should be considered for latent TB infection screening.
- Explain methods available for latent TB infection screening.
- Identify relevant Medicare Benefits Schedule rebate/s for latent TB infection screening.
|Latent tuberculosis infection in primary care - Pre-activity questionnaire|
|Latent tuberculosis infection in primary care - Education|
|Latent tuberculosis infection in primary care - Post-activity questionnaire|
|Latent tuberculosis infection in primary care - Evaluation|