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TB Nurse Case Management

Texas Center for Infectious Disease

2303 SE Military Dr.
San Antonio, TX

March 7-9, 2017

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center 


Delvina ‘Mimi’ Ford, BSN, RN, CCRNK
Hays County Local Health Department
Iris Barrera, RN
Heartland National TB Center
Lisa Y. Armitige, MD, PhD
Catalina Navarro, RN, BSN
Debbie Onofre, RN, BSN
Jessica Quintero, MEd
Delphina Sanchez, MA
Barbara Seaworth, BS, MD, FIDSA, FACP
Kansas University School of Medicine
Garold Minns, MD
San Antonio City Chest Clinic
Dora Marrufo, RN, BSN
Cindy Torres

Texas Center for Infectious Disease
Samantha Mezzetti, MS, RDN, LDN
Eduardo Vargas, LMSW
Texas Department of State Health Services
Elizabeth Foy, RN, BSN
Ken Jost, BA
Matthew D. Whitson, RN, MSN
Cassandra Jones, MPH
Melissa Davis, RN, BSN, MS
UT Health Northeast at
Texas Center for Infectious Disease
Quratulain “Annie” Kizilbash, MD, MPH
Adriana Vasquez, MD


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 19.5 contact hours.

For more information, please contact:
Delphina Sanchez


Tuesday, March 07, 2017
8:00 am Registration
       -Stop the Stigma
       -Principles of TB Nurse Case Management
       -TB Epidemiology
       -Diagnosis and Medical Management of TB Infection
       -Diagnosis and Medical Management of TB Disease
       -An Introduction to Laboratory for TB Nurses
       - TB Infection Control
       -Substance Abuse
       -Cultural Competency
       -Contact Investigation Overview
       -TB Case Study
5:00 pm Adjourn

Wednesday, March 08, 2017
7:45 am Optional (NO CE): Tour of TCID Hospital
8:00 am Sign in
       -Patient Testimonial
       -Managing the Patients Response to TB Treatment
       - TB Nurse Assessment
       -Pharmacology of Anti-TB Medications
       -Managing and Monitoring Side Effects and Toxicities of Anti-TB Therapy
       -DOT and Adherence
       -Providing DOT
       -Dose Counting Exercise
       -Collaborating with Private Providers in the Manage-ment of the TB Patient
         -TB Case Study
5:00 pm Adjourn

Thursday, March 09, 2017
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
       -Interferon Gamma Releasing Assays (IGRAs) and Their Use in TB Nurse Case Management

       -Pediatric 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; 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 populations that are high risk 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:
February 21, 2017

Space is limited to 30 participants.

Register on-line at:

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