Tuberculosis - California

Tuberculosis - California 

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with tuberculosis and the screening requirements for those in care settings. The course engages learners in the pathophysiology of the disease, risk factors, screening requirements for residents and staff, diagnosis, and treatment. The role of the public health department and challenges in the treatment of TB are also presented.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-TUBERC-C

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

California Department of Social Services Adult Residential Facilities

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of Adult Residential Facilities.

Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-735-2
Approval # 224-0145-32631

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

California Department of Social Services Group Homes

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of Group Homes.

Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-730-2
Approval # 224-0145-32577

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

California Department of Social Services Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Training Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of residential care facilities for the elderly.

Vendor/Provider # 2000224-740-2;
Approval # 224-0145-32694.

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-TUBERC-C
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
List four common diagnostic tests used to detect TB.
Explain the treatment for active and latent TB.
Define relapse and treatment failure of TB.
Explain the reason for screening healthcare workers and residents for TB.
Recall the role and activities of a public health department with respect to TB.
Recognize the challenges in the treatment of TB.

Outline:
I. Introduction II. Learning Engagement Activity (Pretest) III. Overview and History a. Alternative names b. History c. Historical treatments d. Where we are now e. U.S. incidence IV. TB — The Disease a. Cause b. The chain of events i. Reservoir ii. Portals of exit iii. Mode of transmission iv. Portal of entry v. Susceptible host c. Symptoms d. Learning engagement activity (mix and match terms) e. Who is at risk f. Increased risk g. Weak immune system i. Smoking and TB ii. Other vulnerable populations iii. Latent TB conversion to active TB iv. Smoking and TB v. False negatives h. TB in elders i. TB in women and children j. Learning engagement activity (true-false questions) V. Diagnostic Testing for TB a. Chest X-ray b. Sputum cultures c. PPD skin test/tuberculin skin test (TST) i. Tuberculin converters d. QFT-G blood test e. Testing guidelines VI. TB Infection a. Latent TB b. Active TB c. Multidrug resistant TB d. The TB vaccine (BCG) e. Strategies from treatment compliance DOT f. Learning engagement activity (matching diagnosis and treatment modalities) VII. Strategies for Caregivers a. Care of infected persons b. Prevent the spread of TB c. Policies and procedures d. Partnering with state and federal entities VIII. Screening a. Who must be screened i. Healthcare workers ii. Residents iii. When a chest X-ray should be taken b. Screening techniques c. PPD test i. Two-step test d. Positive results in an employee e. Positive results in a resident f. Non-infectious criteria i. CDC ii. State of California g. Learning engagement activity (arrange proper steps for handling potentially infected resident) IX. Public Health Department — Focus on Prevention and Control a. Ensure treatment b. Contact investigation c. Screen for at-risk populations X. Infection Prevention a. Direct caregivers b. Handwashing c. PPE d. Linen management e. Environment f. Equipment g. Employee practices

Instructor: Cynthia McDaniel, MSN, RN
Cynthia McDaniel MSN RN, is a nurse and administrative consultant in long term care. She is the CEO of ElderWise Inc, a senior living consulting and education group. Cynthia has worked as a nurse consultant for the States of Oregon and Washington,  a geriatric care manager, a regional director of clinical operations for a senior living company, and an assistant professor at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing. Her research in assisted living focused on the characteristics of residents in assisted living communities and the role of the nurse in assisted living. Cynthia holds a Master's of Science in Nursing from Gonzaga University in nursing education. She is a Fellow of the Sigma Theta Tau/John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy.  Disclosure: Cynthia McDaniel, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN
Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN, was a subject matter expert for Relias. She has 25 years of healthcare experience in both acute and post-acute healthcare environments. Her experience includes leadership and management across the healthcare spectrum. She has owned and operated an assisted living business. Carlson's clinical practice includes acute care, long-term acute care, home health and hospice. Carlson has served for over a decade in various board positions for State Nursing Associations, including president. She has been a nurse planner for multiple continuing education events and has experience as a leader in the design and implementation of an ANCC-CNE accredited approver unit for a multi-state nursing consortium. Carlson is certified as Critical Care Registered Nurse.    Disclosure: Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Catherine Zimmerman, LICSW, ACHP-SW, CSW-G
Catherine Zimmerman is a licensed independent clinical social worker who has a private practice providing counseling services to people of all ages and all stages of their lives. She is a freelance healthcare writer and speaker specializing in mental health, ethics, hospice and palliative care, gerontological topics, substance misuse, caregiving, stress and trauma.  Zimmerman received her master's degree from Portland State University thirty years ago and is certified in clinical social work-Gerontology. Zimmerman supervises and mentors therapists seeking licensure in Oregon or Washington states. She is the current President of the Washington chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and has provided public presentations on over twenty topics and has numerous published works. Disclosure: Catherine Zimmerman, LICSW, ACHP-SW, CSW-G has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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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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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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