Tuberculosis: The Basics


Symptoms such as fever, loss of appetite, chills, night sweats, and a persistent cough can warn you of the potential presence of tuberculosis. It is important to seek medical treatment to determine if an individual has active TB disease when these symptoms are present. Because some symptoms are less obvious and may require additional follow up with a health care team. Tuberculosis can be contracted through the air; therefore, quick identification is imperative to prevent the spread of this disease. This course is designed for individuals working with people who may have tuberculosis. You will review case scenarios to determine if signs and symptoms depict the presence of tuberculosis and find the best way to prevent the spread of this infection. By the end of the course, you will be able to identify infection control practices and apply them in your own work environment.


Hours: 0.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals


This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1619298

Texas Health and Human Services Commission


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 0.50 contact hours.

Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals


This program is approved for 0.50 hours by the Dietary Managers Association. Approval code 163017.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)


Pennsylvania Personal Care Home Administrators


This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-TUBTB
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify common signs and symptoms of tuberculosis.
Describe ways tuberculosis can be contracted.
Discuss ways to prevent the spread of tuberculosis.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Understanding Tuberculosis A. Meet Amy B. What is Tuberculosis? C. Identifying the Symptoms D. Review: Meet Karen E. Summary Section 3: Contracting Tuberculosis A. How Is Tuberculosis Spread? B. Risk Factors C. Diagnostic Testing D. Health Maintenance Plans E. Review: Meet John F. Summary Section 4: Preventing Tuberculosis A. OSHA Requirements B. Environmental Factors C. Educational Considerations D. Review: Meet Susan E. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations

Expert Reviewer: 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 General Staff; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
F Tags:
F880, F945
G Tags:
G680, G684
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