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TB Nurse Case Management

San Antonio, TX
March 17-19, 2015

Being held at
Heartland National
TB Center
On the Campus of
Texas Center for
Infectious Disease

2303 Southeast Military Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78223

Sponsored by

Heartland National TB Center


Lisa L. Armitige, MD, PhD
Heartland National TB Center
Veronica Dominguez, RN, BSN
City of Laredo Health Department
Ken Jost, BA
Texas Department of State Health Services
Quratulain “Annie” Kizilbash, MD, MPH
UT Health Northeast at Texas Center for Infectious Disease
Jacquline Maldonado, RN, BSN
SAMD City Chest Clinic
Dora Marrufo, RN, BSN
SAMD City Chest Clinic
Vanessa Meyers
Texas Center for Infectious Disease
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
Carol Staton, RN, BSN
SAMD City Chest Clinic
Adriana Vasquez, MD
UT Health Northeast at Texas Center for Infectious Disease

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

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 18.0 nursing continuing education contact hours for successful completion of this educational activity.

For more information, please contact:

Jessica Quintero


Tuesday, March 17, 2015
8:00 am Registration
8:15 am Welcome
12:00 pm Lunch
5:00 pm Adjourn

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
8:00 am Sign in
8:10 am Optional (NO CE):
Tour of Texas Center for Infectious Disease
11:45 pm Lunch
5:00 pm Adjourn

Thursday, March 19, 2015
8:00 am Sign in
1:05 pm Adjourn

*See course agenda

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.

*Drury Inn & Suites Riverwalk
201 N. St. Mary’s Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Reservations: (210) 2125200

**La Quinta Inn San Antonio Alamo Dome South
3180 Goliad Road
San Antonio, TX 78223
Reservations: (210) 3377171

State rates are not guaranteed and are subject to availability

*Based on participant recommendation
**Based on proximity to training site


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

Deadline to register is:
March 2, 2015
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).