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Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management

March 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2018
An Online Course
This course consists of online instruction including e-learing (LECTORA), live presentations with discussion, required readings and homework.

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center 


Catalina Navarro, RN, BSN
Heartland National TB Center
Debbie Onofre-Davila, RN, MSN
Heartland National TB Center

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 Commission on Accreditation. This activity will provide 9.0 contact hours.

In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial
products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Planning committee reviewed content to ensure there is no bias. Presentations will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a
product under investigational use.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

For more information, please contact:

Delphina Sanchez


Available February 26, 2018
Due March 5, 2018                                 Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management

March 6, 2018                                          Initiation Phase: Part 1 (Live)
12:00-1:30 pm CDT

Available March 7, 2018
Due March 12, 2018                              Obtaining a Social History

March 13, 2018                                       Initiation Phase: Part 2 (Live)
12:00-1:30 pm CDT

Available March 14, 2018
Due March 19, 2018                              Infection Control

March 20, 2018                                      Contact Investigation Evaluation and
12:00-1:30 pm CDT                              Management (Live)

Available March 21, 2018
Due March 26, 2018                             Hospitalization

Available March 21, 2018
Due March 26, 2018                             Documentation and Evaluation

March 27, 2018                                     Completion of Treatment (Live)
12:00-1:30 pm CDT

Times/topics subject to change

Target Audience/Prerequisites
This course is intended for the registered nurse, licensed practical/vocational nurses (LVN/LPN) 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 19 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 processfor 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 1-5
& 6-9 and present a Certificate of Completion no later than
February 23, 2018. A signed Supervisor and Participant
Commitment form is also required.
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:
February 19, 2018

Space is limited to 40 participants.

Register on-line at:

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