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Essential Skills for the TB Nurse Case Manager

Arkansas Department of Health

4815 W. Markham St.
Little Rock, AR 72205

May 3-4, 2017

Sponsored by:

Heartland National TB Center 
Arkansas Department of Health


Juzar Ali MD; FRCP(C); FCCP
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Tom Bailey, MD
Washington University School of Medicine
Sandra Chai, MD
Arkansas Department of Health
Jan Dougan, RN
Arkansas Department of Health
Marsha Majors RN, BSN
Arkansas Department of Health
Leonard Mukasa, MBChB, PhD
Arkansas Department of Health
Jose R. Romero, M.D.
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Delphina Sánchez, MA
Heartland National TB Center
Jane Voyles, BS
Arkansas Department of Health


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.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a providerof continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 11.5 contact hours.

For more information, please contact:
Delphina Sanchez


Day 1

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

8:00-8:15 am


8:15-8:30 am

Welcome & Introductions

8:30-9:15 am

Pediatric TB Case Presentation

9:15-9:45 am

TB Transmission and Pathogenesis

9:15-10:00 am


10:00-11:00 am

Diagnosis and Medical Management of TB Infection

11:00-12:00 pm

Diagnosis and Medical Management of TB Disease

12:00-1:00 pm


1:00-2:00 pm

Pharmacology of AntiTB Medications

2:00-2:15 pm

Collecting a Quality Sputum


Epidemiology of TB

2:45-3:00 pm


3:00-4:00 pm

An Introduction to Laboratory for TB Nurses

4:00-5:00 pm

Educating Community Providers for Successful TB Treatment

5:00 pm


Day 2

Thursday, May 4, 2017

9:15-9:30 am


9:30-10:00 am

Stop the Stigma

10:00-11:00 am

Interferon Gamma Release Assays (IGRA)

11:00-11:15 am


11:15-12:00 pm

Introduction to Radiology for TB Nurses

12:00-1:00 pm


1:00-2:15 pm

Contact Investigation Overview

2:15-3:15 pm

Case Study Review

3:15-4:00 pm

Questions, Evaluation, and Adjourn

4:00 pm



Times/topics subject to change


Target Audience
This course is intended for the nurse with primary responsibilityfor TB case management.

Conference Goal
The goal of this course is to provide training experience covering the knowledge and skills essential for the nurse with primary responsibility for TB case management.

Conference Objectives
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to describe current TB epidemiology; describe TB patient transmission; identify individuals at risk for TB infection; discuss current recommendations for treatment of TB infection; identify the TB diagnostic process; discuss current recommendations for the medical management of active TB; list medications used to treat active TB disease; identify the challenges in collecting a quality sputum; identify basic components of TB diagnostic microbiology; describe the common IGRA tests and their use in TB case management; describe basic radiographic patterns of TB disease in adults and children; discuss the Stop the Stigma movement; describe the HNTC Stigma Campaign; identify strategies for educating community providers to think TB; identify strategies for developing good working relatonships with healthcare providers in the community; discuss the management of the pediatric TB patient utilizing casebased scenarios; describe initiation of a contact investigation; identify the components of a TB contact investigation; utilize nurse case studies to identify the aspects of diagnosis, assessment and treatment of TB.

The format for this conference will include lecture presentation with case scenario analysis and skill building exercises with audience discussion and participation. There will be ample time for questions and answers.


Comfort Inn & Suites
300 Markham Center Dr., Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
Reservations: 501-227-0120
Room Block: Arkansas Department of Health
Cutoff Date for Room Block: April 29, 2017

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

Deadline to register is:
April 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).