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Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management: An Online Course

October 29 - November 19, 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 Department 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
Terry 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.

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.

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:

Josie Gonzalez


Available 10.15.2015                Introduction to TB Nurse CaseManagement
Due October 28, 2015          
Lectora based

October 29, 2015                     Initiation Phase; Part 1
12:00-1:30 PM

Available 10.29.2015                Obtaining a Social History
Due November 4, 2015

November 5, 2015                   Initiation Phase; Part 2
12:00-1:30 PM

Available 11.5.2015                  Infection Control  
Due November 11, 2015

November 12, 2015                 Contact Investigation Evaluation and                                                                       Management
12:00-1:30 PM

Available 11.12.2015               Hospitalization
Due November 18, 2015

Available 11.12.2015               Documentation and Evaluation
Due November 18, 2015

November 19, 2015                Completion of Treatment
12:00-1:30 PM

Times/topics subject to change

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 1-9 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 web-based, live lecture presentations with group discussions and case sharing. Recorded online training modules as well as homework assignments (to be completed in-between 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 two-way 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:
October 14, 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).