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TB Nurse Case Management

San Antonio, TX
September 12-14, 2017

Texas Center for Infectious Disease
2303 SE Military Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78223

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center 


Chizoba Anozie, RPH, PharmD
Texas Center for Infectious Disease
Lisa Y. Armitige, MD, PhD
Heartland National TB Center
Rachel Bauman, M.S., CTRS
Texas Center for Infectious Disease
Diana Fortune, RN, BSN
New Mexico Department of Health
Casandra Jones, MPH
Texas Department of State Health Services
Region 8
Ken Jost, BA
Laboratory Consultant
Quratulain “Annie” Kizilbash, MD, MPH
UT Health Northeast, Texas Center for Infectious Disease
Barbarah Martinez, RN, BSN
Houston Department of Health and Human Services
Garold Minns, MD
Kansas University School of Medicine
Catalina Navarro, RN, BSN
Heartland National TB Center
Debbie Onofre, RN, MSN
Heartland National TB Center
Jessica Quintero, MEd
Heartland National TB Center
Delphina Sánchez, MA
Heartland National TB Center
Barbara Seaworth, MD
Heartland National TB Center
Cherie Stafford, MSN, MPH
Arizona Department of Health Services
Eduardo Vargas, LMSW
Texas Center for Infectious Disease
Adriana Vasquez, MD
UT Health Northeast, Texas Center for Infectious Disease

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, September 12, 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
- Case Study Review
5:00 pm Adjourn

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
7:45 am Optional (NO CE): Tour of TCID Hospital
8:00 am Sign in
- Patient Testimonial
- TB Nurse Assessment
- Managing the Patient’s Response to TB Treatment
- Pharmacology of AntiTB Medications
- Managing and Monitoring Side Effects and Toxicities of AntiTB Therapy
- DOT and Adherence
- Providing DOT
- Dose Counting Exercise
- Collaborating with Private Providers in the Management of a Patient with TB
- Case Study Review
5:00 pm Adjourn

Thursday, September 14, 2017
8:00 am Sign in
- The Role of Nutrition in a Patient with TB
- Importance of Weight in the Treatment Outcomes of a Patient with TB
- An Introduction to Radiology for TB Nurses
- Psychosocial Factors that Affect TB Treatment
- Interferon Gamma Release Assays (IGRAs) and Their Use in TB
- Pediatric TB
- Introduction to TB and Comorbidities
- Case Study Review

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 indepth training experience covering the knowledge and skills essential for the nurse 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 patients with TB; 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.

Recommended Lodging
*Drury Inn & Suites Riverwalk
201 N. St. Mary’s Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
Reservations: (210) 2125200

**Hampton Inn & Suites San Antonio Brooks City Base
8202 City Base Landing, San Antonio, TX 78235
(210) 3334800

**Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Brooks Hotel & Spa
7610 South New Braunfels, San Antonio, Texas, 78235
Reservations: (210) 5341000

State rates are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.
*Based on participant recommendations
**Based on proximity to training site 
There is no charge to attend this workshop but pre-registration is mandatory.

Deadline to register is:
August 30, 2017

Space is limited to 25 participants.

Register on-line at:

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