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TB Nurse Case Management

April 10-12, 2018

Texas Center for Infectious Disease
2303 Southeast Military Drive
San Antonio, TX 78223

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center 


Lisa Y. Armitige, MD, PhD
Heartland National TB Center
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

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: 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.

NO commercial support was given to Heartland National TB Center or UT Health Northeast for this educational program.

For more information, please contact:

Delphina Sanchez


Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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, April 11, 2018
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, April 12, 2018

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

Topics and time subject to change

Target Audience/Prerequisites
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; 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.

*Drury Inn & Suites Riverwalk
201 N. St. Mary’s Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
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8202 City Base Landing, San Antonio, TX 78235
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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:
March 26, 2018

Space is limited to 25 participants.

Register on-line at:

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