Kristina (Tia) Neu is a licensed Psychiatric Registered Nurse and author who is currently developing inservice training for health care professionals. She also is a Care Coach for Ontrak where she works as a facilitator, training other care coaches. Her work experience includes work in several areas of the health care profession - including nursing, dental hygiene, cardiac technician, and surgical technician.
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
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
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