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.
Primary care interdisciplinary team members (providers, nurses, social workers, community health workers, patient navigators, etc.)
- Increase medical knowledge of latent TB infection and at risk populations among primary care providers
- Implement LTBI testing and diagnosing within their practices
- Assess common challenges of TB infection for individual patients in their practice
- Diagnose TB and select best treatment strategies for individual patients in discussion with the patient
- Prescribe appropriate medication and adherence treatment plans
- Create plans to work with patients long term to adhere to treatments and reduce TB infection
The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 6.00 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.
- 6.00 AttendanceParticipants 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.