Public Health Cross-Training for Communicable Disease Specialists (CDS) 

Schedule of Upcoming STD Trainings

All upcoming virtual training opportunities hosted by the STD Office can be found on the training calendar. You can also find additional cross-training opportunities here on the training calendar. Follow registration directions for all CDC Train listings. 

The following training courses are offered as cross-training opportunities and are design to introduce Communicable Disease Specialists (CDS) to additional areas of infectious disease. CDS are encouraged to complete Hepatitis, TB, HIV and COVID-19 cross-training opportunities within the first year of employment. Additional supplement training courses are listed but are not required. 

 

 

 

Hepatitis Training

  • Hepatitis Training

    The training includes five animated videos with voiceovers. After completing this training, participants will be able to understand the difference between hepatitis A virus infection (HAV), hepatitis B virus infection (HBV), hepatitis C virus infection (HCV), hepatitis D virus infection (HDV), and hepatitis Serological detection of E virus infection (HEV), understand the serological diagnosis of HAV, acute and chronic HBV, acute and chronic HCV, and hepatitis B and D co-infection (HBV/HDV), understand the meaning of serological markers, understand and interpret test results. Click Here

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HIV Training 

  • HIV Testing and Counseling - 

    This training, along with in-person training on HIV testing and counseling, meets the state of Georgia's requirement to receive a worker identification number to perform HIV counseling and testing. In this training, Communicable Disease Specialists will be able to: identify aspects of the progression of HIV, know the basics of HIV transmission and prevention, understand the lifecycle of  HIV, understand the importance of cultural awareness regarding HIV counseling and testing, demonstrate the ability to perform HIV testing using state-approved rapid HIV testing devices, demonstrate the ability to provide HIV counseling, and verbalize the services available in Georgia for HIV and AIDs patients in Georgia.Click Here

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Supplemental Training

  • Integrating PrEP into Partner Services

    This course aims to provide Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) with what they need to provide clients with Pre-HIV Exposure Prevention (PrEP) by reviewing what PrEP is, how it differs from post-prevention to Exposure (PEP) and How to Assess If Patients Are Eligible The tool is used for PrEP and PrEP consultations. This course also provides a new job aid, the PrEP Consultation Checklist, that DIS can use when meeting with patients. Click Here

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  • Index Clients and Partner Services (HIV)

    This course focuses on the Partner Services activities conducted with index clients and the NHM&E data variables that relate to these activities. Click Here

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  • Getting Results: Motivational Interviewing

    This training will get participants familiar with a concept called Motivational Interviewing, a strategy to help guide your patients and help them become their own agents of change. Click Here

     

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  • Motivational Interviewing: Brushing Up the Basics

    This webinar will review the basic concepts and skills of motivational interviewing (MI) and use MI skills and tools to illustrate the practical applicability of these tools to addiction and other patient groups in clinical practice. An MI approach positions clinicians and patients as mutually collaborative experts and participants adhering to MI can improve the efficiency of the limited clinical time we have with patients. Since the introduction of addressing addiction-related behaviors in the early 1980s, the efficacy of MI has been proven across various disciplines and issues. The webinar will introduce participants to the basic principles of motivational interviews, emphasizing the core ideas and spirit of MI. Click Here

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Epidemiology and Surveillance Training

  • STD CSTE Webinars -

    CSTE produced STD webinars that can be accessed as training resources for CS and Adult Syphilis staging with supporting worksheets for self-study. Click Here

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COVID-19 Case Investigation Virtual Training

  • COVID-19 Case Investigation Virtual Training

    This training is not recorded. It is a live, instructor-led training. Full attendance and active participation for all three days are required to obtain a certificate. This training is provided on-demand. This training is not recorded, so register only if you will attend. Participants will learn how to conduct case investigation interviews, including determining the window for obtaining contact, obtaining close contact information, providing isolation recommendations and guidelines, and solving common problems that COVID19 patients may encounter during isolation. Basic and enhanced interview skills will be strengthened and applied throughout the IQ practice course. Click Here

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TB 101 for Healthcare Workers

  • TB 101 for Healthcare Workers

    This course is designed to educate health care workers (all individuals related to TB, including individuals who work in HIV/AIDS clinics or correctional facilities) about basic TB concepts. Upon completion, individuals will be able to describe TB, Describe the global situation of TB, explain how TB is spread, explain how latent TB infection and TB disease develop, list groups at high risk for infection with M. tuberculosis, identify components of a medical evaluation for TB disease, describe treatment regimens for latent TB infection, list potential adverse reactions to the drugs used to treat TB infection and etc. The actual time it takes to complete this course may differ from person to person. However, it should take approximately one hour to complete the entire six-lesson course. Click Here

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References:  

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015, November 25). Viral hepatitis serology training. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/resources/professionals/training/serology….
  2. CDC TRAIN. train.org. (n.d.). https://www.train.org/cdctrain

 

Page last updated 10/14/21