5135.1 Public Health: Tuberculosis-Critical Concerns

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 10:30 AM
Nearly two billion people worldwide are thought to have latent TB infections. An estimated 8 million new cases are diagnosed yearly and 1.6 million persons die each year....one death every 18 seconds. Public Health nurses are responsible for understanding measures to detect this infection and how to provide treatment to protect their communities. Dr. Kathleen Moser, San Diego, will discuss her work with the USAID funded project in Baja California building the capacity to treat multi-drug resistant patients.
Session Objectives: Verbalize the impact of XDR-TB on public health nursing prctice. Discuss "best practices" with respect to latent TB follow-up in immigrant and underserved populations. Discuss the methods being undertaken by USAID to treat multi-drug resistant TB patients in Border clinics.
Kathleen Moser, MD, MPH

10:50 AM
Eliminating borders in Tuberculosis surveillance
Sandra S. Morano, BA,RN, Johnnie A. Lee, MD, MPH, FACP and Olga M. Brown-Vanderpool, BSN, MPH, MA
11:10 AM
Best Practices in a Latent Tuberculosis Infection Program
Anne Belcher, PhD RN, Jaclyn Branham, BSN, Megan Levett, BSN, Gregory L. Paddock, BSN, Mary Zonca, BSN, Jennifer Anderson, BSN and Loretta Conner, BSN
11:30 AM
Puentes de Esperanza
Kathleen Moser, MD, MPH

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