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TB Nurse Case Management

Texas Center for Infectious Disease

2303 SE Military Dr.
San Antonio, TX

September 7-9, 2016

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center 


Lisa Y. Armitige, MD, PhD
Heartland National TB Center
Veronica Dominguez, RN, BSN
City of Laredo Health Department
Delvina ‘Mimi’ Ford, BSN, RN, CCRN-K
Elizabeth Foy, RN, BSN
Texas Department of State Health Services
Josie Gonzalez, BS
Heartland National TB Center
Heather Gotham, PhD
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Lynn Horvath, BA, MD 
UT Health Northeast at Texas
Center for Infectious Disease
Ken Jost, BA
Texas Department of State Health Services
Quratulain “Annie” Kizilbash, MD, MPH
UT Health Northeast at Texas
Center for Infectious Disease
Dora Marrufo, BSN
San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
Garold Minns, MD
Kansas University School of Medicine
Catalina Navarro, RN, BSN
Heartland National TB Center
Debbie Onofre, RN, BSN
Heartland National TB Center
Jessica Quintero, BAAS
Heartland National TB Center
Delphina Sanchez, MA
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.

Continuing education for this activity is pending.  See final announcment for details.

For more information, please contact:
Josie Gonzalez


Wednesday, September 07, 2016
8:00 am Registration
       -Stop the Stigma
       -Principles of TB Nurse Case Management
       -TB Epidemiology
       -Diagnosis and Medical Management of TB Disease
       -Diagnosis and Medical Management of TB Infection
       -An Introduction to Laboratory for TB Nurses
       -Cultural Competencies
       -Interferon Gamma Releasing Assays (IGRAs) and Their Use in TB Nurse Case Management
       -TB Infection Control
       -Contact Investigation Overview
       -Case Study Review
5:00 pm Adjourn

Thursday, September 08, 2016
7:45 am Optional (NO CE): Tour of TCID Hospital
8:00 am Sign in
       -Patient Testimonial
       -TB Nurse Assessment
       -Managing the Patients Response to TB Treatment
       -Pharmacology of Anti-TB Medications
       -Managing and Monitoring Side Effects and Toxicities of Anti-TB Therapy
       -Administering Anti-TB Medications
       -DOT and AdherenceDose Counting Exercise
       -Collaborating with Private Providers in the Manage-ment of the TB Patient
       -Case Study Review
5:00 pm Adjourn

Friday, September 09, 2016
8:00 am Sign in
       -The Role of Nutrition in a Patient with TB
       -Importance of Weight in the Treatment Outcomes of Patient with TB
       -An Introduction to Radiology for TB Nurses
       -Psychosocial Factors that Affect TB Treatment
       -Substance AbusePediatric TB
       -Introduction to TB and Comorbidities
4:00 pm Adjourn


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 and case studies. There will be ample time for questions and answers.


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

Deadline to register is:
August 24, 2016

Space is limited to 30 participants.

Register on-line at:

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