The TB Consortium provides training and certification of health professionals in Allen County. The consortium is a partnership among the Allen County Department of Health, Lutheran Health Network and Parkview Health.
The TB Consortium will:
- Collaborate to promote efficient use of resources
- Provide TB educational programs with will meet the needs of both community and health care settings
- Provide a strong community initiative and process, utilizing local management
- Utilize support from the the Allen County Department of Health, Indiana State Department of Health, American Lung Association and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) resources to provide guidelines to assure quality and consistency of programs.
In addition, the Consortium:
- Provides an Annual TB Instructor Update.
- Developed a TB Reactor Card for those individuals who have a positive reaction. This card is to be carried by the individual as proof of positive reaction as well as any treatment that may have been completed. If you are interested in getting a copy of the reactor card, please contact Erika Pitcher at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (260) 449-4838.
- Provides certification in TB skin testing through Lutheran Health Network, Parkview Health and Business Health
TB 101 for Healthcare Workers
- Go to http://www.cdc.gov/tb/webcourses/TB101/default.htm and click on the link Start TB 101 for Health Care Workers.
- Complete the Course
- Print the TB 101 Test. Minimum passing score is 80%.
- Schedule a check-off session no later than 60 days after reviewing the course and doing the test.
*To find the TB 101 test online, go to http://www2a.cdc.gov/TCEonline
Lutheran Health Network
- Go to the Lutheran Health Network Education Site
- Click on section to register for classes online
- Choose TB 101 Skills Check offs
- Choose either “All Months” or a specific month you would like, then click Submit
- Click on the Class you would like to register for
- Ensure you take completed test to the checkoff session
Parkview Health Systems
Joyce Johnson RN, ASN
Patient Care Foundations Instructor
TB Department Coordinator
Workforce Development Core Educator
If you have any questions, please download our FAQ’S about TB and TB testing.
Below are links to videos, publications and PowerPoint presentations on TB-related topics.
CIDNAC 2019: Bed Bugs
Presented by: Dave Fiess, MPA
CIDNAC 2019: Measles Then & Now
Presented by: Scott Stienecker, MD
CIDNAC 2019: Vaccines
Presented by: Angel Heyerly, PharmD
CIDNAC 2019: Infectious Disease Update
Presented by: Erika Pitcher, MPH
CIDNAC 2019: TB Screening, Testing & Treatment
Presented by: Kristin Sims, MPH
My TB Story: Jill
My TB Story: Humberto
My TB Story: Mat Sa Lin
- CDC Tuberculosis Page
- WHO Tuberculosis Page
- ISDH Tuberculosis Page
- Indiana Tuberculosis Control Annual Reports (ISDH)
- Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis
- Global Tuberculosis Institute (New Jersey Medical School)
- Q&A about TB (CDC)
- Guidelines for Preventing Transmission of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings, 2005 (CDC)
- Guidelines for Using the QuantiFERON®-TB Gold Test for Detecting Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection, United States (CDC)
- FAQ’S about TB and TB testing (DOH)
- Lutheran Health Network
- Parkview Health
For more information, please visit our Tuberculosis page.