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TB Nurse Case Management

April 1 - 3, 2014

Being held at
Heartland National TB Center
On the campus of
Texas Center for Infectious Disease
2303 SE Military Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78233

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center


Lisa Armitige, MD, PhD
Barbarah Brissette, RN, BSN
Veronica Dominguez, RN, BSN
Dawn Farrell, RN, BSN
Lynn Horvath, BA, MD
Ken Jost, BA
Quratulain Kizilbash, MD, MPH
Dora Marrufo, RN, BSN
Catalina Navarro, RN, BSN
Debbie Onofre, RN, BSN
Jessica Quintero, BAAS
Delfina Sanchez, MA
Rebecca Sanchez, RN, BSN, MSN, PhD
Matthew Whitson, RN
Adriana Vasquez, MD

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Heartland National TB Center provides up to 17.3 nursing continuing education contact hours for successful completion of this educational activity.

CDC, our planners, and our presenters wish to disclose they have no financial
interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.  Presentations will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use. CDC does not accept commercial support. NO commercial support was given to Heartland National TB Center or the UT Health Northeast for this educational program.

The vision of Heartland National TB Center is to provide excellence, expertise, and innovation in training, medical consultation, and
product development to reduce the impact of tuberculosis in our region.

OUR Mission
The mission of the Heartland National TB Center is to build capacity with our partners. We will share expertise in the treatment and
prevention of tuberculosis by: developing and implementing cutting edge trainings, delivering expert medical consultation, providing
technical assistance, and designing innovative educational and consultative products.

For more information, please contact:
Delfina Sanchez


Tuesday, April 1, 2014
8:00am      Registration
8:15am      Welcome
8:30am      Principles of TB Nurse Case Management
9:00am      TB Epidemiology
9:15am      Diagnosis & Medical Management of TB Disease
10:45am    An Introduction to Radiology for TB Nurses
11:15am    An Overview of the Laboratory’s Role in TB Diagnosis
                    and Treatment
12:15pm    LUNCH
1:15pm      Monitoring Patients for TB Adverse Reactions and
                    Managing Side Effects
2:00pm      Practicum: Monitoring Side Effects & Identifying
3:15pm      Infection Control
4:00pm      Optional: Tour of Texas Center for Infectious Disease

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
8:00am      Sign-In
8:15am      Importance of Weight in the Treatment Outcomes of a
                    TB Patient
9:15am      TB Nurse Assessment
10:00am    Managing the Patients Response to TB Treatment
11:00am    Collaborating with Private Providers in the Management
                    of the TB Patient
12:00pm    LUNCH
1:00pm      DOT and Adherence
1:45pm      Dose Counting Exercise
2:45pm      Practicum: Administering Medications to Patients in
                    Special Circumstances
3:30pm      Psychosocial Factors that Affect TB Treatment
4:15pm      Cultural Awareness

Thursday, April 3, 2014
8:00am      Sign-In
8:15am      Contact Investigation: Where do we begin?
9:15am      Interferon Gamma Releasing Assays (IGRAs & Their
                    Use in TB Nurse Case Management
10:00am    Diagnosis and Medical Management of LTBI
11:00am    Pediatric TB
12:15pm    LUNCH
1:15pm      Mask Fit Testing Exercise
2:15pm      Writing an Abstract & Developing a Poster
2:45 pm     Questions and Answers, Evaluation, and Adjournment

Target Audience/Prerequisites
Course intended for nurses and public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis
infection or disease.

Live event presented in a lecture format with interactive discussions.

Program Description
The goal of this course is to provide an in-depth training experience covering the knowledge and skills essential for the nurse or (LVN, BSN) acting as an RN with
primary responsibility for TB case management. The workshop will go beyond the basic TB curriculum and enhance the participant’s ability to be accountable for all facets of case management.

Conference Objectives
Upon course completion, participants will be able to competently practice TB case management including: describe current epidemiology of TB; diagnose and manage latent TB infection and TB disease; monitor response to treatment; perform drug toxicity assessments; describe current laboratory methods, common IGRA tests, and basic TB radiology; diagnose and manage TB in pediatric patients; describe the steps to a contact investigation; assess the nutritional needs of TB patients; describe infection control measures to
prevent the spread of TB; discuss how to increase patient adherence through the use of DOT and enablers; discuss collaboration with private providers; identify psychosocial factors that affect TB treatment; perform a
mask fit test; identify components of writing an abstract and developing a poster; and identify various cultural aspects of the TB foreign born patient.

Drury Inn & Suites Riverwalk
201 N. St. Mary’s Street
Reservations: (210) 212-5200

La Quinta Inn San Antonio
Alamo Dome South
3180 Goliad Road
Reservations: (210) 337-7171

There is no charge to attend this workshop but
pre-registration is mandatory and space is limited
to 30 participants.
Registration Opens: February 17, 2014
Closes: March 27, 2014
Origination Date: April 9, 2013
Expiration Date: April 9, 2015

Register on-line at:

Applicants will receive notification of their enrollment
status via e-mail (unless otherwise requested).