New England Public Health Training Center

Infectious Disease Case Management

This is an all levels course offering CPH — Free
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1.00 hour


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The goal of population-based disease case management is to optimize the self-care capabilities of individuals and families, including the capacity of systems and communities to coordinate and provide health and human services. This training will present a brief introduction to infectious disease case management principles. The primary goal of local public health officials, as infectious disease case managers, is to ensure individuals complete an appropriate and effective course of treatment in the shortest time possible with the least restrictive measures indicated, and to identify all high-risk contacts and refer them to evaluation and treatment.

What You'll Learn

After completing this training, you will be able to:

  • List the goals and levels of case management for infectious diseases
  • Describe the four components of the case management process
  • Distinguish among case identification, case investigation, and case management
  • Explain when case management concludes

Competency Terms

Access to Clinical Care
Assessment (surveillance and epidemiology)
Communicable Disease Control
Emergency Preparedness and Response (all hazards)
Application of Public Health Sciences

Related Occupations

Community Health Worker
Health Officer
Home Health Worker
Other Physician
Other Registered Nurse-Clinical Services
Public health - multiple occupations will benefit
Registered Nurse - Community Health Nurse
Registered Nurse - Unspecified

Related Job Tasks

Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems
Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community
Obtain information, specimens, or samples
Inform, educate, and empower people about health concerns
Provide education to the public
Phone communication with the public
Process requests from the public (for services, information, or appointments)
Respond to emergencies
Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety
Link clients to needed personal health services and ensure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable