FREE Accredited Webinar on IGRAs
Titled “Tuberculosis Testing 2012 – A Tutorial on IGRAs,” this free webinar from the Institute for Medical and Nursing Education is intended for nurses, phlebotomists and clinical laboratory staff involved in processing tuberculosis screening tests.
In the United States, the rate and number of tuberculosis (TB) cases has been steadily declining since 1993. While this is encouraging, more effort is needed to control this disease and appropriate screening is at the center of that fight. Two types of TB screening tests are available in the United States: tuberculin skin tests (TSTs) and interferon gamma release assays (IGRAs). IGRAs are faster, more accurate, and less prone to misinterpretation than TSTs, but require careful technique when collecting and preparing patient samples for testing. This online tutorial will provide practical information that will help nurses, technicians, and laboratory staffs obtain and process IGRA specimens consistent with the approved labeling of the tests to assure high quality control and avoid unnecessary treatment referrals.
This webinar is approved for continuing education credits by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Committee on Accreditation, and the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science P.A.C.E.® Program.
Attend this free, accredited webinar by clicking here: www.webbasedcme.com/TBTesting