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Author: Kristina Neu
This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1.25 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS—Approval #20221025-1.25-A78760-DL
1.25 Hours (1 hour for Florida)
Course Summary
Basic knowledge of disease transmission and the proper use of infection control procedures are needed when caring for a patient with tuberculosis. The important points for the health care professional to remember are that tuberculosis is transmitted by the respiratory route, there is no risk of developing tuberculosis if proper infection control techniques are used correctly and consistently. When a health care professional is caring for a patient who has tuberculosis it is imperative to always follow standard precautions. The health care professional will utilize an N95 respirator correctly and consistently, and it is important to understand and observe respiratory isolation techniques.
After completing this inservice, the learner will be able to:
  • Explain the different forms of tuberculosis
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of tuberculosis and how it is diagnosed
  • Describe infection control procedures that are used for patients who have tuberculosis
Course Syllabus
  • Tuberculosis: Definition and Statistics
  • Transmission of Tuberculosis
  • Exposure to Tuberculosis
  • Risk Factors for Developing Tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis Signs and Symptoms
  • Diagnosis of Active Tuberculosis
  • Multi-drug and Extensively Drug-resistant Tuberculosis
  • Prevention of Tuberculosis
  • Treatment of Tuberculosis
  • Infection Control and Patient Care
  • Standard Precautions
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