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Tuberculosis in the Healthcare Environment

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This course helps healthcare workers understand the TB threat, infection hazards, and preventive measures.

24 minutes   |   SKU: CS271    |    Language(s): EN    |    Produced 2016








24 minutes

Training Objectives

Increase TB awareness and risks in healthcare
Educate on TB transmission and control
Promote early detection of TB symptoms
Encourage safe practices to prevent TB exposure

Course Overview

Tuberculosis in the Healthcare Environment

At one time, doctors thought they had almost stamped out tuberculosis as a serious health concern in the U.S., but the disease had an alarming resurgence in the 1980s. It is currently one of the most common infectious diseases in the world, and kills more than a million people every year.Healthcare employees are on the front lines in the fight against TB. They also have a significant risk of exposure to the disease."Tuberculosis in the Healthcare Environment" training products from Atlantic can provide them with the latest information on the tuberculosis threat, the infection hazards they may encounter in their job and the steps they can take to avoid them. Topics covered in these products include:

  • The resurgence of tuberculosis.
  • How TB spreads and guidelines for fighting it.
  • TB risks in healthcare environments.
  • Medical surveillance.
  • Engineering controls.
  • Wearing a respirator.
  • Working with and treating active TB.
  • … and more.

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