It's TIME to Eradicate TB: School Nurses on the Front Line

Published by UT School of Nursing


Summary

School nurses have expressed to health department officials that they are not familiar with contact investigations, their role in them, nor are the knowledgeable regarding updated TB statistics, guidelines, and regimens. This course will discuss latent vs. active TB disease in the context of school nursing. The presenter will discuss tuberculosis screening, management of active and latent TB cases, and the school nurse's role during a contact investigation. She will also explain what is involved in DOT and how school nurses may be asked to collaborate with community providers and/or health departments in carrying out this important TB control and adherence intervention. Data gathered from content experts at the Williamson County and Cities Health District will also be used to present the latest screenings, treatment guidelines, investigation methods, and disease process management tools available to school nurses.

Presenters
Lori Eitelbach, BSN, RN
For over 20 years Lori worked in the Human Resources arena until soul searching led her to nursing. As a second career, she has been working as a nurse now for over 15 years with the majority of her time spent in the communicable/infectious diseases arenas. Before working for the county’s TB Program, she worked with HIV infected patients and has frequently cared for patients co-infected with both HIV and TB. Her position at Williamson County and Cities Health District is as TB Program...More

Originally Published

August 7, 2019


Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Eradicating TB - Handout
  • Eradicating TB - Video

How To Attend

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Technical Requirements

You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


Credit

If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.


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