National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

TB Curriculum and Core Process of Care Improvement
Thomas C. Bailey, M.D., Washington University

Fifth Funding Cycle
07/01/97 - 06/30/02


The proposed project is a collaborative effort between the Washington University School of Medicine and the health departments of St. Louis. The major objectives are to: 1) develop a coordinated TB curriculum to achieve competency-based learning objectives in the principles of TB prevention, management, and control for medical students, internal medicine residents, fellows, and faculty in adult and pediatric infectious diseases and pulmonary medicine; 2) develop an educational program for health professionals in the community, including physicians, infection control specialists, nurse practitioners, occupational health nurses, and clinical pharmacists, which emphasizes coordination with public health departments, screening high-risk populations, using preventive therapy for high-risk tuberculin reactors, and prescribing appropriate medical regimens administered by directly observed therapy (DOT); and 3) use TQM techniques within the health departments to address critical targets for process improvement, including provision of medication by DOT, identification of infected case contacts and other high risk individuals, and completion of INH preventive therapy in high risk tuberculin reactors.

For more information please contact:
Thomas C. Bailey, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Washington University
Campus Box 8051
660 South Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: (314) 454-8354
FAX: (314) 362-5727

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