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TB Nurse Case Management

San Antonio, TX
October 14 - 16, 2014

Being held at

Texas Center for Infectious Disease
Building 501

2303 SE Military Dr.
San Antonio, Texas 78223

Sponsored by:

Heartland National TB Center


Catalina Navarro, RN, BSN
Heartland National TB Center
Debbie Onofre, RN, BSN
Heartland National TB Center
Jessica Quintero, BAAS
Heartland National TB Center
Delfina Sanchez, MA
Heartland National TB Center

Additional faculty to be announced

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 may include discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use but will be discussed further by the presenter.

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.

For more information, please contact:

Delfina Sanchez

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.
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.

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


Tuesday, October 14, 2014
8:00 am           Registration
8:15 am           Welcome
8:30 am           Principles of TB Nurse Case Management: Why Are We Here?
8:45 am           TB Epidemiology
9:00 am           Break
9:05 am           Diagnosis and Medical Management of TB Infection
9:50 am           Break
9:55 am           Diagnosis and Medical Management of LTBI
10:40 am         Break
10:45 am         An Introduction to Radiology for TB Nurses
11:15 pm         An Introduction to Laboratory for TB Nurses
12:00 pm         Lunch
1:30 pm           Interferon Gamma Releasing Assays (IGRAs) and Their Use in TB Nurse Case Management
2:30 pm           Break
2:35 pm           TB in Refugees and Immigrants
3:20 pm           Break
3:25 pm           TB Infection Control
3:55 pm           Initiating a Contact Investigation
4:25 pm           Break
4:30 pm           Case Study Review
5:00 pm           Adjourn

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
8:00 am           Sign in
8:10 am           Optional (NO CE): Tour of Texas Center for Infectious Disease
8:30 am           TB Nurse Assessment
9:00 am           Break
9:05 am           Importance of Weight in the Treatment Outcomes of a TB Patient
10:05 am         Break
10:10 am         Managing the Patients Response to TB Treatment
11:10 am         Break
11:15 am         Managing and Monitoring Side Effects and Toxicities of Anti-TB Therapy
11:45 pm         Lunch
12:45 pm         Pharmacology of Anti-TB Medications
1:45 pm           Break
1:50 pm           Administering Anti-TB Medications
2:20 pm           DOT and Adherence
3:05 pm           Break
3:10 pm           Dose Counting Exercise
3:40 pm           Special Considerations and Frequently Asked Questions in a Contact Investigation
4:25 pm           Break
4:30 pm           Case Study Review
5:00 pm           Adjourn

Thursday, October 16, 2014
8:00 am           Sign in
8:15 am           Collaborating with Private Providers in the Management of the TB Patient
9:15 am           Break
9:20 am           Psychosocial Factors that Affect TB Treatment
10:05 am         Introduction to TB and Comorbidities
11:05 am         Break
11:10 pm         Pediatric TB
12:25 pm         Break
12:30 pm         Case Study Review
1:00 pm           Adjourn

*Times/topics subject to change

Target Audience/Prerequisites
This course is 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 indepth 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 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; recognize foreign born populations as a high risk group and discuss barriers and special considerations in dealing with these groups.
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201 N. St. Mary’s Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
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3180 Goliad Road
San Antonio, TX 78223
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*State rates are not guaranteed and are subject to


There is no charge to attend this workshop but pre-registration is mandatory.

Deadline to register is:
October, 6, 2014
Origination Date: October 14, 2014
Expiration Date: October 14, 2016

Space is limited to 30 participants.


Register on-line at:

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