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Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management: An Online Course

July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center 


Catalina Navarro, RN, BSN
Heartland National TB Center
Debbie Onofre, RN, BSN
Heartland National TB Center

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:

Delphina Sanchez


Available 6.30.2016       Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management
Due July 6, 2016
Lectora based

July 7, 2016                   Initiation Phase; Part 1
1:00-2:30 PM

Available 7.30.2016       Obtaining a Social History
Due July 13, 2016

July 14, 2016                 Initiation Phase; Part 2
1:00-2:30 PM

Available 7.15.2016        Infection Control
Due July 20, 2016

July 21, 2016                 Contact Investigation Evaluation and Management
1:00-2:30 PM

Available 7.22.2016        Hospitalization
Due July 27, 2016

Available 7.22.2016        Documentation and Evaluation
Due July 27, 2016

July 28, 2016                 Completion of Treatment
1:00-2:30 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:
June 23, 2016

Space is limited to 40 participants.


Register on-line at:

Origination Date: May 30, 2015 Expiration Date: May 30, 2017
Applicants will receive notification of their enrollment status
via e-mail (unless otherwise requested).