Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, an Emerging Threat
The purpose of this course is to increase awareness to a strain of TB that has become resistant to drugs normally used to for treatment. This is quickly becoming a widespread public health concern. There are many reasons that this disease is such a threat to many countries around the world, including the United States. In this article, we will discuss the transmission, signs and symptoms, treatments, patient management and prevention control of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR – TB) and extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB).

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Author:Kathy Mattson RN, BSN
Course No:DRT010912
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues

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Learning Objectives
  • Discuss prevalence of TB in the US and worldwide
  • Define TB, including transmission modalities
  • Describe the rise in drug resistant strains
  • Discuss signs & symptoms, and diagnosis
  • List treatments available
  • Discuss patient management & education
  • List prevention and control of outbreaks
  • Discuss vaccine trials
  • Describe the new rapid TB test now available


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