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Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management: An Online Course

February 4-25, 2015


Catalina Navarro, RN, BSN
Heartland National TB Center
Debbie Onofre, RN, BSN
Heartland National TB Center

To access and view this live webcast, you will need a computer with internet access and audio capabilities (or a computer and phone line preferably with a speaker or teleconferencing system).

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 cuttngedge 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

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 Comple
tion prior to the first session.
This course is an introduction to Nurse Case
Management and does NOT satisfy the requirement
for TB Intensive.

For more information, please contact:

Delfina Sanchez


Available 1.21.2015          Introduction to TB Nurse Case
Due 2.3.2015                    Management

February 4, 2015             Initiation Phase; Part 1
1:00 - 2:30 PM

Available 2.5.2015            Obtaining a Social History
Due 2.10.2015

February 11, 2015           Initiation Phase; Part 2
1:00 - 2:30 PM

Available 2.12.2015          Infection Control
Due 2.17.2015

February 18, 2015           Contact Investigation Evaluation
1:00 - 2:30 PM                   and Management

Available 2.19.2015          Hospitalization
Due 2.24.2015

Available 2.19.2015          Documentation and Evaluation
Due 2.24.2015

February 25, 2015           Completion of Treatment
1:00 - 2:30 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 19 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.

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

Deadline to register is:
January 20, 2015
Origination Date: May 30, 2013
Expiration Date: May 30, 2015

Space is limited to 24 participants.


Register on-line at:

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