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WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE UNIT

 2015 TB Skin Testing/ HIV Counseling and Testing Training

 

The TB Program will support travel (lodging, mileage, M&IE) for one (1) Public Health Nurse from each county office in Wyoming. In order to take advantage of the reimbursement offer please register at the link below as well as send Jennifer Casteel (jennifer.casteel@wyo.gov) providing the name and email for the individual that will be attending. This training will provide nurses with the skills and abilities to fulfill the requirements of the PHN guidelines and orders of TB case management. The Communicable Disease Unit in partnership with the Public Health Nursing Unit is making it mandatory for at least one (1) PHN nurse attend from each county office (additional nurses are welcomed to attend as well).  

     

Case Management / Live Course
August 4-5, 2015
Herschler Building
Room 1669
West 25th Street
Cheyenne, WY
Register Now
Target Audience
This course is designed for nurses who are involved in the management of patients with TB, supervise those who provide care for TB patients, or are TB control staff. In addition to health department staff, individuals who work in the following settings would benefit from attending this workshop: hospital infection control, college or university health, correctional facilities, long term care facilities, immigrant & refugee health, or practice in the community.
Course Description
This one and a half-day intensive course will familiarize the public health nurse, MDs and other public health staff with an overview of tuberculosis infection, disease and clinical care using an interdisciplinary and interactive approach. The curriculum is provided through lecture and interactive case management sessions. The faculty is selected for their unique skill in encouraging interaction and building rapport with participants. The atmosphere is relaxed with an expectation that a free exchange of questions, comments and information will flow and occur throughout the sessions.
Objectives
v Apply current advances for assessing risk, testing and treating latent TB infection to prevent development of disease.
v Apply recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of TB disease to prevent transmission and primary drug resistance.
v Identify appropriate TB infection control measures along the continuum of care to prevent transmission and future cases of TB.
v Describe approaches for managing adverse drug effects to anti-TB medications to minimize toxicity and ensure completion of therapy.
v Explain the role of the Public Health nurse in the diagnosis and treatment of TB.
Course Credit Information
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Mayo Continuing Nursing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Participants can earn up to 9.0 ANCC contact hours
Accommodations
Guest rooms have been reserved at the special rate of $83.00 per night for attendees and their guests at the Little America Hotel & Resort for those who register by July 15, 2015. The room block is under the Wyoming Department of Health.
Little America Hotel – Cheyenne
2800 West Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY 82009
Reservations: 800-445-6945
About the Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis
The Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis Training and Medical Consultation Center (RTMCC) is funded via a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our RTMCC prioritizes learners from the northern region which consists of eleven states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Course Information
Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis
The website will have up to date information on the Program Schedule and Course Materials as available.

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Reducing The Risk Training:

 

Reducing the Risk Training Registration 

 

Due to changes in the Wyoming Department of Health Communicable Disease Unit, Program names and staff functions are changing.  Although our program names are changing, our services are not.  We continue to provide education, services and support to residents and health care professionals throughout the state of Wyoming.

 

PREVENTION PROGRAM EPIDEMIOLOGIST STAFF


 

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE UNIT ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Debi Anderson, Communicable Disease Unit Manager: (307)777-7529 / (307)777-5856

Julie Newlin, Communicable Disease Treatment Program Manager:  (307)777-5856 

Tai Cooper , Communicable Disease Prevention Program Manager: (307) 777-3562

Courtney Smith, Communicable Disease Surveillance Program Manager: (307)777-2434

Toni Reeves, Ryan White Benefits Coordinator: (307) 777-5800

Heath A Frost, Communicable Disease Training and Data Manager, Webmaster: (307) 777-7953

Corrie Graham, Communicable Disease Surveillance Coordinator: (307) 777-7719

 

 COMMUNICABLE DISEASE UNIT COMPREHENSIVE CLIENT RISK ASSESSMENT FOR HIV, STDs, and VIRAL HEPATITIS

 Communicable Disease Risk Assessment

 Screening Recommendations 

 Notice of Privacy Practices 

 

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE PREVENTION FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

The Wyoming Department of Health, Communicable Disease Unit, provides funding opportunities for prevention activities in 2015. The mission of these funding opportunities is to increase the awareness of, and decrease the incidence of, HIV/STD/hepatitis in Wyoming.  The Communicable Disease Unit offers funding for entities to do special projects that satisfy the four components of HIV/STD/hepatitis prevention.  These components consist of:

 

   1) Increase HIV/STD/hepatitis testing

   2) Prevention with Positives

   3) Condom Distribution

   4) Policy development relating to HIV/STD/hepatitis prevention

 

All funded efforts must target one or more high risk populations identified by the Wyoming Department of Health Communicable Disease Unit, which include: Men who have sex with men (MSM), Adolescents / Young adults (ages 13 - 26), HIV positives, Injection Drug users (IDUs), and under- and uninsured individuals at risk.

 

CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION OR AN APPLICATION:

2015 Application

 


 

 

Communicable Disease Prevention Programs Supplies

To order HIV testing kits, HIV testing controls, condoms and other STD prevention materials, please submit this form

2015 PREVENTION PROGRAMS SUPPLY ORDER FORM 

 

2015 MASTER CALENDAR

 

MASTER CALENDAR   

 

CLICK THE HYPERLINK ABOVE FOR THE 2015 COMMUNICABLE DISEASE MASTER CALENDAR WHICH INCLUDES:

HIV/AIDS COUNSELING & TESTING TRAINING DATES

TST (TUBERCULINE SKIN TESTING) TRAINING DATES

PRISM DATASYSTEM WEBINAR DATES

TB ADVISORY COUNSEL MEETING DATES

CAPPA MEETING DATES

 

AND MANY MANY MORE WEBINARS, TRAININGS, MEETINGS, AND CONFERENCES

 

For all HIV Rapid Counseling & Testing and TST Training events, please visit WyTrain (https://wy.train.org) to create an account and register using the Course IDs listed on the HIV Counseling and Testing/Tuberculin Skin Test Training Flyer (located at the top of this page). All counseling and testing training participants will be required to complete an online curriculum prior to attending the trainings; curriculum information may also be located on the training flyer.


~*~ PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN! As events are added, the calendar will be updated. 

 

STD EPI PROFILE

CLICK HERE to review the 2011 COMPREHENSIVE HIV/STD/TB/VIRAL HEPATITIS EPIDEMIOLOGIC PROFILE.

 

 

  FOR FREE CONFIDENTIAL STD/HIV/VIRAL HEPATITIS TESTING...

CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE!

(click on the logo)

 

 

~ Learn the facts about sexually transmitted diseases, their symptoms, and how to protect yourself.

~ Get a voucher for FREE HIV/STD testing at your local public health clinic.