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Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management: An Online Course

August 5-26, 2015

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center 


Virginia S. Dowell, RN, BSN
Kansas Dept. of Health & Environment
Evelyn Dryzmala, RN, BSN
Texas Center for Infectious Disease
Cherie Fulk, MSN, MPH
Arizona Department of Health Services
Amy Hill, RN
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Jenelle Leighton, RN, BSN
St. Louis County Department of Health
Tyrone London, BA
Louisiana Dept. of Health and Hospitals
Jacquline Maldonado, RN
San Antonio Metro Health, City Chest Clinic
Rachel Muņoz, RN
Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services
Catalina Navarro, RN, BSN
Heartland National TB Center
Teresa Nowland, LVN
Northeast Public Health District (NET HEALTH)
Debbie Onofre, RN, BSN
Heartland National TB Center
Carol Staton, BSN
San Antonio Metro Health, City Chest Clinic
Matthew D. Whitson, BSN, MSN
Texas Dept. of State Health Services Region 8

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:

Delphina Sanchez


Available 7.23.2015          Introduction to TB Nurse Case
Due 8.4.2015                    Management
Lectora based

August 5, 2015                Initiation Phase; Part 1
1:00 - 2:30pm

Available 8.6.2015            Obtaining a Social History
Due 8.11.2015
Lectora based

August 12, 2015              Initiation Phase; Part 2
1:00 - 2:30pm

Available 8.13.2015          Infection Control
Due 8.18.2015
Lectora based

August 19, 2015              Contact Investigation Evaluation and
1:00 - 2:30pm                   Management

Available 8.20.2015          Hospitalization
Due 8.25.2015
Lectora based

Available 8.20.2015          Documentation and Evaluation
Due 8.25.2015
Lectora based

August 26, 2015               Completion of Treatment
1:00 - 2:30pm

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:
July 22, 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).