The target audience of this program is attendees of the 2014 American Occupational Health Conference involved in screening employees for tuberculosis. Specifically, this program is intended for physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals who specialize in or have an interest in Occupational Health and Environmental Medicine. Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
1. Describe the scientific and technical differences for the 3 TB screening tests available.
2. Identify advantages and disadvantages of different TB testing methods in various clinical settings.
3. Recount the relative financial strengths and weaknesses of IGRAs and the TST.
4. Assess a strategy for presenting a financial justification to switch from the TST to an IGRA.
5. Review a case study of one institution’s switch from the TST to an IGRA.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of CME Outfitters, LLC, and Jespersen & Associates.
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CNE Credit (Nurses): Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15510, for 1.5 contact hours.
It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of its CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has implemented a process to resolve conflict of interest for each CME activity. In order to help ensure content objectivity, independence, and fair balance and ensure that the content is aligned with the interest of the public, CME Outfitters, LLC, has resolved the conflict by external content review. The following information is for participants only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations. Dr. Theodore Them has no relationships to disclose. Chris Kadlecek discloses that he has consulted with Oxford Immunotec.