TB Clinician Consultation & Education

Consultation Options

The Iowa TB Control Program provides education and consultation upon request. Normal business hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM daily, excluding weekends and state holidays. TB Control Program staff can be reached at the following telephone numbers:

  • TB Control Manager: 515-281-7504
  • TB Nurse Consultant: 515-281-8636

The TB Control Program has access to experts in the diagnosis and treatment of TB, notably Dr. Douglas Hornick, Director of the TB Chest Clinic at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. Consultation with Dr. Hornick is available upon request by contacting the TB Control Program.

The Iowa TB Control Program partners with the Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis to provide medical and nursing consultation and technical assistance with various aspects of TB control at no cost to physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals. Click here for information and how to contact Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis for medical consultation.

Education Opportunities

TB 101 for Health Care Workers is an interactive course designed to educate health care workers about basic concepts related to TB prevention and control in the United States. The target audience for the course includes newly hired TB program staff and health care workers in areas related to TB (such as individuals who work in correctional facilities or HIV/AIDS clinics).

The Core Curriculum is intended for use as a self-study guide and reference manual for clinicians and other public health professionals caring for people with or at high risk for TB disease or infection. The Core Curriculum was revised in 2011 to reflect new guidelines for TB prevention, treatment, testing, diagnosis, and patient management and public health practice.