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Tuberculin Skin Testing Certificate

The Washington State Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

 

This program is designed specifically to train pharmacists and pharmacy students to administer and interpret tuberculin skin tests (TST). The content was developed in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health TB Services Program. By completing this course, pharmacists can earn 1.5 hours of continuing education credit while becoming certified to administer and interpret TST. 
 
Faculty: Julie Tomaro, RN, BSN; TB Nurse Consultant, Washington State Department of Health, TB Services. 
 
ACPE# 0130-0000-15-057-H01-P | 1.5 hours home study | 0.15 CEUs | Initial release date 5/18/2015 | Expiration date 5/18/2018 | Activity Type: Application
 
Objectives:
By the end of this certificate course pharmacist participants will be able to:
Interpret a TST
Describe what to do if a test is positive including reporting the infection and counseling the patient
Discuss when a second TST is indicated
Administer a TST to a patient after practice in class
Review alternative testing methods
 

Course Requirements

Didactic: The pharmacist should watch the video instruction about Tuberculin Skin Testing and the CDC video on placing a TB skin test and complete the test.  Also included in the test form is the certificate evaluation form.
- Tuberculin Skin Testing Instruction Video
- TST Certificate test, evaluation form and registration form


Practicum:
The pharmacist should contact Jenny at the WSPA (jenny@wspar.org or 425-207-3642) to find a preceptor to teach you how to place the TST, and to practice reading the results with practice arms.
 
Prior to meeting with the preceptor, the Pharmacist should review the TST resource guide.  When the pharmacist meets with their preceptor they should bring the practicum form. The form has mock scenarios to complete. The pharmacist should measure the results on the practice arm, and use the cases to document risks, and interpret the results. The pharmacist should verify that they understand how to place a tuberculin skin test, and the preceptor should sign that they instructed the pharmacist and verified their measurements on the practice arm. 
 
 
Complete the Certificate: Send the practicum form, test results, evaluation form and fee for the certificate and CE to the WSPA office: 411 Williams Ave S, Renton, WA 98057, fax to 425-277-3897 or email to askwspa@wsparx.org.
 
Course Fee:
Pharmacist: $69 WSPA Members | $104 Non-WSPA Members
Student: $25 Student Members | $45 Non-WSPA Members

The WSPA has a model CDTA for TB Skin Testing, and other resources for starting this service.  To get these resources, email Jenny at jenny@wsparx.org or call 425-207-3642.
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