Rhode Island Latent Tuberculosis (TB) Infection ECHO

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a significant cause of mortality globally. In the United States (US), 80% of TB disease is a result of untreated, LTBI despite available, effective treatment. Up to 13 million individuals have LTBI in the US; 10% of whom will progress to infectious TB disease. In 2016, the United States Preventive Services Task Force updated the LTBI recommendation based on strong evidence supporting LTBI testing and treatment as a preventive measure. Subsequently, PCPs were expected to add LTBI testing to their routine preventive screening and initiate treatment in the primary care setting – tasks previously left to specialists. In Rhode Island and around the world, people are not getting the care they need, when they need it, for complex but treatable conditions. Through telementoring, ECHO creates access to high-quality specialty care in local communities. Community providers learn from specialists, community providers learn from each other, and specialists learn from community providers as best practices emerge.

ECHO is a virtual case-based telementoring educational model to learn more about whom to test for TB infection and when to start providing latent TB infection treatment to your patients.

This program consists of 6 monthly virtual case-based telementoring educational model sessions.
All sessions held on Thursdays, 12:15-1:15 PM. 
Session Dates: Launch 9/24/20 | 10/8/2020 | 11/5/2020 |12/10/2020 |1/7/2021 | 2/4/2021 | 3/4/2021

Target Audience

Primary care interdisciplinary team members (providers, nurses, social workers, community health workers, patient navigators, etc.)
Unfortunately this course is not open to specialists at this time.

Learning Objectives

  1. Increase medical knowledge of latent TB infection and at risk populations among primary care providers
  2. Implement LTBI testing and diagnosing within their practices
  3. Assess common challenges of TB infection for individual patients in their practice
  4. Diagnose TB and select best treatment strategies for individual patients in discussion with the patient
  5. Prescribe appropriate medication and adherence treatment plans
  6. Create plans to work with patients long term to adhere to treatments and reduce TB infection

Additional Information

For more information, please visit our website https://sites.brown.edu/project-echo/ or email ProjectECHO@Brown.edu

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 7.00 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
Course opens: 
09/01/2020
Course expires: 
10/01/2022
Cost:
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Faculty

E. Jane Carter, MD
Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
The Miriam Hospital | Providence, RI
Proposal Review Committee, TB Reach at WHO
TB Technical Committee of the Global Fund Against HIV, TB and Malaria
TB Modeling and Analysis Consortium

Silvia S. Chiang, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist
Hasbro Children's Hospital & The Miriam Hospital | Providence, RI

Anna C. Hippchen, NP
The Miriam Hospital - RISE Tuberculosis Clinic
Women & Infants Hospital | Providence, RI

Natasha R. Rybak, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director, RISE/TB Clinic
The Miriam Hospital | Providence, RI

Daria Szkwarko, DO, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
The Miriam Hospital | Providence, RI

Planning Committee

Michael Savaria, PhD - Contributor
Program Specialist
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, RI

Maria Sullivan, BS
Director, Office of Continuing Medical Education
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, RI

Daria Szkwarko, DO, MPH - Course Director
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Kent Hospital, Care New England | Providence, RI

The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Available Credit

  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 7.00 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
 
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