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Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management: An Online Course

May 7-28, 2015

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center 


Elaine Alexander, RN, BSN
Maricopa County Department of Public Health
Mary Beth Battey, RN, BSN
Denton County Health Department
Phil Griffin
Kansas Dept. of Health & Environment
Dora A. Marrufo, BSN
San Antonio Metro Health, City Chest Clinic
Barbarah Martinez, RN, BSN
Houston Department of Health
Catalina Navarro, RN, BSN
Heartland National TB Center
Debbie Onofre, RN, BSN
Heartland National TB Center
Meghan Price, RN
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Jessica Quintero, BAAS
Heartland National TB Center
Teresa Simmons, RN
Texas Department of State Health Services
Teresa Wortmann, RN
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

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 program.

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 1-5 & 6-9 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.

For more information, please contact:

Jessica Quintero


Available 4.23.2015          Introduction to TB Nurse Case
Due May 6, 2015              Management
Lectora based

May 7, 2015                      Initiation Phase; Part 1
12:001:30 PMCT

Available 5.7.2015            Obtaining a Social History
Due May 13, 2015
Lectora based

May 14, 2015                    Initiation Phase; Part 2
12:001:30 PMCT

Available 5.14.2015          Infection Control
Due May 20, 2015
Lectora based

May 21, 2015                    Contact Investigation Evaluation and
12:001:30 PMCT              Management

Available 5.21.2015          Hospitalization
Due May 27, 2015
Lectora based

Available 5.21.2015          Documentation and Evaluation
Due May 27, 2015
Lectora based

May 28, 2015                    Completion of Treatment
12:001:30 PMCT

Target Audience/Prerequisites
This course is intended for the registered nurse, licensed practical/vocational nurses with less than one year TB experienceand 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 andpresent 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 thecomponents 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 becompleted inbetween the live webinars) will also be included. There will be ample time for questions and answers during thegroup 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:
April 22, 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).