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TB Nurse Case Management

Texas Center for Infectious Disease

2303 SE Military Dr.
San Antonio, TX

September 22-24, 2015

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center 


Lisa L. Armitige, MD, PhD
Heartland National TB Center
Josie Gonzalez, BS
Heartland National TB Center
Lynn Horvath, BA, MD 
UT Health Northeast at Texas
Center for Infectious Disease
Quratulain “Annie” Kizilbash, MD, MPH
UT Health Northeast at Texas
Center for Infectious Disease
Barbarah Martinez, BSN
Houston Department of Health
and Human Services
Dora Marrufo, BSN
San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
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
San Antonio Metropolitan Health District


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.

NO commercial support was given to Heartland National TB Center or UT Health Northeast 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.Heartland National TB Center provides up to 18.0 nursing continuing education contact hours for successful completion of this educational activity.

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:

Josie Gonzalez


Tuesday, September 22, 2015
8:00 am       Registration
8:15 am       Welcome
12:00 pm     Lunch
5:00 pm       Adjourn

Wednesday, September 23 , 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, September 24, 2015
8:00 am       Sign in
1:05 pm       Adjourn

*See for course agenda

Origination Date: October 14, 2014
Expiration Date: October 14, 2016

Target Audience
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.

Conference Goal
The goal of this course is to provide an in-depth 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.

Live event presented in a lecture format with interactive discussions.


*Drury Inn & Suites Riverwalk
201 N. St. Mary’s Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
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**Holiday Inn Express and Suites
8222 City Base Landing
San Antonio, TX 78235
Reservations: (877) 410-6667
State rates are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.
*Based on participant recommendations
**Based on proximity to training site

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

Deadline to register is:
September 03, 2015

Space is limited to 30 participants.

Register on-line at:

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