Tuberculosis: The Basics Self-Paced

Tuberculosis: The Basics Self-Paced 

Tuberculosis, or TB, is an infectious disease that can easily be passed from one person to another. All employees of nursing and assisted living facilities must have a basic understanding of TB disease and ways to prevent the spread of the organism that causes this disease. In this course, you will learn basic information about TB and ways to apply infection control practices to prevent its spread.


Hours: 0.50


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-TUBTB-R1
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify common signs and symptoms of tuberculosis.
Discuss ways to prevent the spread of tuberculosis.
Describe how tuberculosis is transmitted.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Understanding Tuberculosis A. What is Tuberculosis? B. How Is Tuberculosis Spread? C. Risk Factors D. Testing for TB E. Airborne Precautions F. Treatment G. Review Section 3: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. References D. 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.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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