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Acid-Fast Direct Smear Microscopy Training Package

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An effective TB control program depends upon laboratories providing accurate, reliable, and timely detection of TB cases. Effective training for AFB direct smear microscopy requires a laboratory workshop that includes practical exercises with classroom presentations and discussions of the challenges and solutions for common problems. These training materials are designed as a "workshop in a box" that includes all the presentations, exercises, and step by step guidance for convening and conducting a 4-5 day practical laboratory workshop. Implementation of this training will require a coordinated effort between the National Tuberculosis Programs (NTPs) and key partners to review, customize and adapt the materials to reflect the technical procedures and policies within each country.

Publisher: CDC Tuberculosis Education and Training Network
Language: English
Format: Web site
Region: Global
Audiences: Doctors/Physicians, Laboratory Workers, Physician's Assistants/Nurse Practitioners, Policymakers, Program Managers, Trainers
Literacy level: Medium
Topic Area: Opportunistic Infections & Associated Conditions
Resource Type: Curricula