Evaluation of TB Exposures and Blood Borne Pathogen Exposures
1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation
Recorded April 29, 2015
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
- Describe the epidemiology of tuberculosis and understand the mode of TB transmission
- Review the tuberculosis screening techniques: Tuberculin skin test and the Quantiferon blood test
- Define latent tuberculosis infection and understand its clinical implications
- Identify mode and risk of transmission of bloodborne pathogens
- Describe post exposure management of bloodborne pathogen exposure including counseling and serological testing
Don Herip, MD, MPH, FACOEM
DONALD S. HERIP, MD, MPH, FACOEM Medical Director of Urgent Care and Occupational Health Baptist Medical Group 9400 University Parkway Pensacola, FL 32514 Bio Introduction In October 2014 Dr. Herip assumed his present position as the Medical Director of Urgent Care and Occupational Health at The Baptist Medical Group in Pensacola, FL. Previously Dr. Herip served in the US Navy and retired in 2004 to assume a position as the Medical Director of Corporate Health Services at Palomar Health in San Diego, CA. Training His previous residency training in Occupational Medicine and Preventive Medicine was obtained at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. His Family Medicine residency was completed at The Naval Hospital in Pensacola, FL. Board certifications: Occupational Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Family Practice Presentations He has delivered numerous presentations and authored several publications regarding work injuries and illness. Some of his special interests include reducing workers compensation costs, health promotion and wellness, drug screening, travel medicine, and infectious diseases. Regarding worker’s compensation care he believes that returning employees to work in a modified duty capacity is better than placing an employee in temporary total disability. When modified duty is recommended specific work restrictions will be communicated to the employer to assure that the affected body part is not at risk for further injury.
Disclosures: The above faculty had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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