Tuberculosis Overview

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. Upon completion of this course, you should 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.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (8 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing


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

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

American Nurses Credentialing Center


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.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing


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


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

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

Georgia Board of Nursing


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

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

South Carolina Board of Nursing


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing


Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals


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

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-TUBO
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2022
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.

 Tuberculosis Overview

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Understanding Tuberculosis

Meet George

What is Tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis Worldwide

Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

Latent Tuberculosis

Active Tuberculosis

Additional Effects

Understanding Latent vs. Active TB



Section 3: Contracting TB Disease

How is Tuberculosis Spread?




Exposure to Ultraviolet Light

Population Susceptibility

High Risk Areas



Section 4: Treating TB Infections

Diagnostic Testing


False Positive

False Negative


Chest X-Rays

Laboratory Tests

A Diagnosis

Initial Treatment Plans

Medication Regimens and Compliance

Directly Observed Therapy

Multidrug-Resistant TB

Active TB Treatment

Health Maintenance Plans





Section 5: Preventing Tuberculosis

Prevention Interventions

Workplace Guidelines and Requirements

Screening and Testing People in the Organization’s Care

Environmental Factors

Educational Considerations



Section 6: Conclusion


Course Contributor


Staff Writer: Adam Roesner, BSN
Adam Roesner, BSN has been working with various quality measures optimization since 2013. His experience in program management in both clinical and performance measures allows a unique perspective on the challenge faced by healthcare systems today. Adam has presented trainings on HCAHPS programs for sales forces and executive leadership alike, and has managed various skin health and HCAHPS educational programs and bundles for acute, post-acute, and IDN facilities. Disclosure: Adam Roesner, BSN 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: Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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