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Introduction to TB Nurse Case management

An Online Course

January 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2017

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center 


Veronica Estrada, RN
City of El Paso Department of Public Health

Elizabeth Foy, RN, BSN
Texas Dept. of State Health Services

Lori Eitelbach, RN
Williamson County and Cities Health District

Catalina Navarro, RN, BSN
Heartland National TB Center

Cynthia Robles, RN
City of El Paso Department of Public Health

Cherie Stafford, RN, BSN
Arizona Dept. of State Health Services

Teresa Wortmann, RN
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Additional faculty to be announced

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 Commissionon Accreditation.  This activity will provide 9.0 contact hours.

For more information, please contact:

Delphina Sanchez


Available 12.18.2016                       Introduction to TB Nurse CaseManagement
Due January 3, 2017
Lectora based

January 4, 2017                                Initiation Phase; Part 1
12:001:30 PM

Available 01.05.2017                       Obtaining a Social History
Due January 10, 2017

January 11, 2017                              Initiation Phase; Part 2
12:001:30 PM

Available 01.12.2017                       Infection Control
Due January 17, 2017

January 18, 2016                              Contact Investigation Evaluation and Management
12:001:30 PM

Available 01.19.2017                       Hospitalization
Due January 24, 2017

Available 01.19.2017                       Documentation and Evaluation
Due January 24, 2017

January 25, 2017                              Completion of Treatment
12:001:30 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, identifying components of a patient assessment, development and implementation of a treatment care plan identifying potential or existing health problems, identifying social information needed for case management, describing the monitoring process for adverse drug events and patient infectiousness using proper nursing interventions, describing the components of an effective TB control program including personal respiratory protection, discussing the impact of the guidelines on contact investigation evaluation and treatment of contacts, describing how to assess continuity of care during and after hospitalization, analyzing documented data to evaluate for patient success, and describing 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 inbetween 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.

Additional Information
Participants must complete the CDC Self Study Modules 1-9 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.
There is no charge to attend this workshop but pre-registration is mandatory.

Deadline to register is:
December 22, 2016

Space is limited to 40 participants.

Origination Date: May 30, 2015
Expiration Date: May 30, 2017

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