This course is appropriate for nurses in most health care settings, hospitals, nursing homes and ambulatory care settings such as physician practices, in which they are susceptible to being exposed to TB.
There is little likelihood that TB will be eradicated. Nurses in all institutional settings have an interest in better understanding this infection, especially since drug resistant TB is beginning to appear around the world.
The learning objectives for this course are:
- Each learner will identify which persons are at highest risk for exposure and infection with M. Tuberculosis.
- Each learner will identify the characteristics of a patient with TB disease.
- Each learner will identify the fundamentals of TB infection control: (1) administrative controls, (2) environmental controls and (3) respiratory protection controls.
- Each learner will list the nine steps that must be taken to establish a TB infection control program.