Tuberculosis Today: Fighting an Ancient Adversary

Rebecca Rupert, RN



Tuberculosis is still with us. Make sure you know how to provide the best patient care and protect the public health in the 21st century.

Purpose/Goal: To provide registered nurses with information to help them better care for patients with tuberculosis.


1. Identify the signs and symptoms of Tuberculosis (TB).
2. Describe how TB is diagnosed.
3. Compare latent with active TB.
4. Describe the care of patients with TB.


Rebecca Ruppert, RN, was a Communicable Disease RN in the Tuberculosis Program of the Marion County Health Department in Salem, Oregon, when this article was written.

The planners and author of this CNE activity have disclosed no financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.

Contact Hours: 1.5

Expiration Date: 12/31/2012


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