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91869 - Latent TB: For primary care providers

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2 x 90 minute education sessions on recognising and managing latent TB in the community without specialist referral.

Relevance to General Practice

The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in Australia is low, with 6.2 notified cases/100,000 people in 2013. However, the majority of cases (over 85%) occurred in people born outside of Australia, and TB remains a significant risk for those with a history of potential exposure. 

Ten per cent of people with latent TB infection will develop active disease, with the highest risk in the first two years post infection. It is important that GPs be educated in how to recognise those with active disease and those with LTBI at risk of conversion to active disease. 

As an initiative to improve access to appropriate care, Monash Health clinicians have designed this training program to provide community GPs with the skills to monitor and treat latent TB in the community. 

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise patients with latent TB that can be successfully managed in the community without specialist referral
  • Recognise patients with latent TB that require treatment as opposed to observation
  • Deliver culturally appropriate education to patients to differentiate between latent and active TB
  • Implement a model of care incorporating nursing staff in the management of latent TB
91869 - Latent TB: For primary care providers
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3 hours
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