Tuberculosis Overview

 

Fever, loss of appetite, chills, night sweats, and a persistent cough are symptoms that could indicate the potential presence of tuberculosis (TB). When these symptoms are present it is important to seek medical treatment to determine if an individual has active TB disease. Additional follow up with a health care team can also be required since some symptoms are less obvious. Tuberculosis can be contracted through the air, therefore quick identification is imperative in the prevention of the spread of this disease process. This course is designed for individuals working with people who may have tuberculosis. You will be able to review the significance of TB, the health factors associated with the disease, and the populations at greatest risk. You will then review case scenarios to determine if signs and symptoms depict the presence of tuberculosis and find the best way to aid in the prevention of the spread of this infection. By the end of the course, you will be able to identify symptoms of the infection, disease management, infection control practices, and ways to apply your new knowledge in your own work environment.

$19.95

Hours: 1.00
REL-ALL-0-ABTUB

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

1.0 HOURS


Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed Home Health (LHH) Licensed and Certified Home Health (L&CHH) Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals

1.0 HOURS


This program is approved for 1.00 hours by the Dietary Managers Association. Approval code 162980.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-ABTUB
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2019
Learning Objectives:
Describe the risks and significance of TB.
Identify signs and symptoms of active TB infection.
List interventions that help control the spread of TB.
Evaluate methods of testing for TB infection.
Describe TB interventions, treatment, and maintenance.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Understanding Tuberculosis A. Meet George B. What is Tuberculosis? C. Tuberculosis Worldwide D. Mycobacterium Tuberculosis E. Latent Tuberculosis F. Active Tuberculosis G. Additional Effects H. Understanding Latent vs. Active TB I. Review George J. Summary Section 3: Contracting TB Disease A. How is Tuberculosis Spread? B. Virulence C. Aerosolization D. Ventilation E. Exposure to Ultraviolet Light F. Population Susceptibility G. High Risk Areas H. Meet Julie I. Summary Section 4: Treating TB Infections A. Diagnostic Testing B. Induration C. False Positive D. False Negative E. Limitations F. Chest X-Rays G. Laboratory Tests H. A Diagnosis I. Initial Treatment Plans J. Medication Regimens and Compliance K. Directly Observed Therapy L. Multidrug-Resistant TB M. Active TB Treatment N. Health Maintenance Plans O. Transfer P. Managing Q. Review: Meet Frank R. Summary Section 5: Preventing Tuberculosis A. Prevention Interventions B. Workplace Guidelines and Requirements C. Screening and Testing People in the Organization’s Care D. Environmental Factors E. Educational Considerations F. Review: Meet Allison G. Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Contributor C. References D. Congratulations

Instructor: Marissa Brown, MSN, RN, CPN
This course was written by Marissa Lemley Brown, MSN, RN, CPN. Marissa began her nursing career at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2001 as a staff nurse working with the acute care pediatric population. When Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt was constructed as a freestanding facility in 2004, she transitioned to the Infant, Toddler, School Age Medicine and Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. Over the course of 11 years, she has worked as a staff nurse, charge nurse, nurse educator, and clinical nursing instructor. Now as a member of the Nursing Education & Professional Development Team, Marissa works as a Nursing Professional Development Specialist for the Children’s Hospital. Beginning her family’s 4th generation of nurses, Marissa received her degree from Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee. She furthered her education through The University of Phoenix where she received a Master’s of Science in Nursing Education.  Disclosure: Marissa Brown, MSN, RN, CPN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Nurses; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
F Tags:
F880, F945
G Tags:
G680, G684
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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Accommodations
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