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Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management:  An Online Course

August 12, 2014

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center


Catalina Navarro, RN, BSN
Heartland National TB Center

Debbie Onofre, RN, BSN

Heartland National TB Center

Diana Fortune, RN, BSN
New Mexico Department of Health

Matthew Whitson, BSN, MSN
Texas Department of State Health Service

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.

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 and NO commercial support was given to Heartland National TB Center or the UT Health NE for this educational program.

For more information, please contact:

Delfina Sanchez


Available 8.12.2014          Introduction to TB Nurse Case
Due Sept. 2, 2014             Management
Lectora based

September 3, 2014           Initiation Phase; Part 1
1:002:30 PM

Available 9.4.2014            Obtaining a Social History
Due Sept. 9, 2014
Lectora based

September 10, 2014        Initiation Phase; Part 2
1:002:30 PM

Available 9.11.2014          Infection Control
Due Sept. 16, 2014
Lectora based

September 17, 2014       Contact Investigation Evaluation and
1:002:30pm                      Management

Available 9.18.2014         Hospitalization
Due Sept. 23, 2014
Lectora based

Available 9.18.2014         Documentation and Evaluation
Due Sept. 23, 2014
Lectora based

September 24, 2014       Completion of Treatment
1:002:30 PM

Target Audience/Prerequisites
This course is intended for the registered nurse, licensed practical/vocational nurses with less than one year TB experience and greater than 25% of job duties dedicated to TB case management including case identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease. Participants must complete the CDC Self Study Modules 1-9 and present a Certificate of Completion prior to the first session.

Program Description
The goal of this course is to provide an introductory training experience covering basic elements, knowledge and skills essential for the registered nurse or LVN/LPN responsible for the care of patients with active TB disease and their contacts. The course will provide new nurses with the foundation necessary to attend Heartland’s TB Nurse Case Management course.

Conference Objectives
Upon course completion, participants will be able to assess and manage TB patients by: Defining case management as it pertains to tuberculosis, identify components of a patient assessment, development and implementation of a treatment care plan identifying potential or existing health problems, Identify social information needed for case management, describe the monitoring process for adverse drug events and patient infectiousness using proper nursing interventions, describe the components of an effective TB control program including personal respiratory protection, discuss the impact of the guidelines on
contact investigation evaluation and treatment of contacts, describe how to assess continuity of care during and after hospitalization, analyze documented data to evaluate for patient success, and describe the process for completion of treatment.

The format for this course will be webbased, live lecture presentations with group discussions and case sharing. Recorded online training modules as well as homework assignments (to be completed inbetween the live webinars) will also be included.  There will be ample time for questions and answers during the
group discussions.

To access and view this training event, you will need a computer with internet access and a phone line (preferably with a speaker or teleconferencing capabilities) or a computer with twoway audio.  It is recommended that you check your system for compatibility and connectivity prior to the event; instructions to test your system will be sent with confirmation of participation.

CNE: 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.
This activity provides 9.0 contact hours.

Participants must complete the CDC Self Study Modules 19 and present a Certificate of Completion prior to the first session.
This course is an introduction to Nurse Case Management and does NOT satisfy the requirement for TB Intensive.

There is no charge to attend this course but preregistration is mandatory.

Deadline to register is:
August 12, 2014

Space is limited to 24 participants.

Register on-line at:
Origination Date: May 30, 2013 Expiration Date: May 30, 2015
Applicants will receive notification of their enrollment
status via e-mail (unless otherwise requested).