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Tuberculosis: Handbook for School Nurses

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This handbook provides information concerning the role of school nurses in the prevention, testing, and medical treatment of students with TB. The handbook is divided into three sections: TB Fundamentals with a particular focus on school-aged children; Applying TB Fundamentals in the school setting, which covers issues related to medication administration, treatment adherence, and directly observed therapy (DOT) in the school setting; and Appendices that include risk assessment guidelines, medication side effects, and templates for record keeping.

Stop TB in My Lifetime: World TB Day March 24

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This poster with differently sized pictures of people of various races and ages, promotes World TB Day March 24. World TB Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness about TB and to support the worldwide fight against TB.

Stop TB in My Lifetime: World TB Day March 24

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This poster with headshots of people of various race and ages, promotes World TB Day March 24. World TB Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness about TB and to support the worldwide fight against TB.

Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis

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This electronic toolkit provides self study guides with detailed information about TB for health care workers and includes an introduction and glossary for each set: modules 1-5 and modules 6-9.

NCHHSTP Strategic Plan Through 2020

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This report is essentially a blueprint on how the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention will achieve its goals to eradicate the diseases they focus on. The report discusses goals, which align with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, to reduce incidence, health disparities, morbidity, and mortality. The 8-page Executive Summary is available at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/docs/NCHHSTP-Strat-Plan-2020-Exec-Summary-508.pdf.

TB Silent Killer: FRONTLINE Documentary and Panel Discussion

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This webinar is a public forum and panel discussion convened to examine the global health challenges that TB presents, examine the limitations and challenges of current treatment options, and discuss the search for new and better TB drugs and other tools. A podcast, speakers' biographies, and a transcript is also available.

What You Need to Know About Tuberculosis

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This monograph is a flip-book is intended as a tool to assist the TB patient education process with English-speaking TB patients and their family members. Sitting across from one and other, or side by side, black and white pages are to be viewed by the healthcare professional, while color pages are to be viewed by the patient.

TB 101 para Ttrabajadores de la Salud

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TB 101 for Health Care Workers is a web-based course designed to educate newly hired health care workers about basic concepts related to TB prevention and control in the U.S. Continuing education (CE) is offered free of charge for various professions based on approximately 1 hour of instruction. Upon successful completion of the course, exam, and evaluation, a CE certificate will be issued by CDC Training and Continuing Education Online. This course is also available in English.

MMWR: Approaches to Improving Adherence to Antituberculosis Therapy--South Carolina and New York, 1986-1991

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This report describes strategies used in South Carolina and New York City to improve adherence to antituberculosis (anti-TB) therapy and provides recommendations for improving patient adherence to anti-TB therapy. Patients with TB who fail to complete a standard course of anti-TB therapy are at increased risk for treatment failure and may play a role in both the emergence of drug-resistant strains of Mycobacterium TB and further spread of TB.

Protect Yourself Against Tuberculosis: A Respiratory Protection Guide for Health Care Workers

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This pamphlet answers questions about respirator use in the health care industry as a means of preventing tuberculosis (TB) transmission and serves as a reference for health care workers employed in a variety of settings and with varied educational backgrounds. The pamphlet defines tuberculosis, distinguishes between TB infection and TB disease, and reviews the advantages and disadvantages of air purifying and air supplying respirators. The respirator is a protective face-piece, hood, or helmet that is designed to protect the wearer from airborne agents.

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