Understanding and Preventing Tuberculosis. To every patient, every time, we will provide the care that we would want for our own loved ones. . Health, healing and hope. Objectives. After completing this course the Health Care Worker will be able to: ○Compare latent and active TB.
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Understanding and Preventing Tuberculosis
To every patient, every time, we will provide the care that we would want for our own loved ones.
Health, healing and hope.
What causes Tuberculosis?
Who has Tuberculosis?
How Does TB Spread from Person to Person?
What Happens When a Person is Exposed To Tuberculosis?
Definition of Active TB
Definition of Latent TB
Who is at Risk?
Symptoms of Active TB Disease
○Coughing for more than
○Coughing up blood-
○Shortness of breath
○Loss of appetite
Evaluation of Suspected TB
Tuberculin Skin Test (TST)
Prevention and Control Measures for Tuberculosis
Airborne Isolation Rooms
(Negative Pressure Rooms)
in addition to Standard Precautions
Patient Placement: Use a PRIVATE ROOM that has:
Patient must remain in room with door closed.
A HOSPITAL-APPROVED RESPIRATOR must be worn to enter this room.
VISITORS: Must report to nurse before entering
Respiratory Protection Program
Patient Care Measures – Respiratory Etiquette
Protecting the Healthcare Worker
Employee Exposure to TB:
Steps to Take
Test Results and Documentation