TB or Not TB: A Continuing Challenge - CMEZ86

TB or Not TB: A Continuing Challenge

by Barbara Barzoloski-O'Connor, MSN, RN, CIC, NHDP - BC
(4.6 / 59 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


In the late 1970s and early 1980s, healthcare professionals often boasted that tuberculosis had been eradicated, and consequently, because of declining cases and the public health system’s ability to treat patients without a prolonged period of confinement, most TB programs and sanitariums were closed. With the rapid growth of a new disease, AIDS, and worsening socioeconomic conditions in the mid-1980s, health officials warned that this “white plague” had returned to pose a serious threat to the public’s health. Worldwide deaths from TB totaled 1.8 million in 2015.


The goal of this tuberculosis continuing education program is to update nurses’ and physicians’ knowledge about the prevention, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up measures for tuberculosis and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify risk factors for tuberculosis and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
  • Identify methods to prevent, assess, and diagnose tuberculosis and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
  • Identify appropriate treatment and follow-up measures for tuberculosis and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including physicians and nurses.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.ContinuingEducation.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 10/11/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/1/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/1/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


For Florida professionals:

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DONALD T - Wilmington, DE  ·  Jun 04, 2019
I thought I knew a lot about TB, but this was far more in depth.
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Cami Jo T - Longview, TX  ·  Apr 03, 2019
It provides good information.
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Christina S - Terre haute , IN  ·  Jun 11, 2018
this course was informative
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Cedric Y - Volcano, HI  ·  Apr 30, 2018
I find numerous errors or ambiguities in the course materials.
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Yaritza A - Montgomery, TX  ·  Apr 05, 2018
this continuing education was great
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50