Tuberculosis
RCN continuing education Previous    

Tuberculosis

Rosemary Cook Primary Care Development Manager, North Staffordshire Health Authority

AIM AND INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES The aim of this article is to discuss the current incidence, prevention and management of tuberculosis (TB) and to review the clinical features of pulmonary TB. After leading the article, the nurse should be able to:

Describe the pathological processes of pulmonary TB

Discuss appropriate nursing measures for the prevention of cross infection

Discuss the factors affecting the incidence of TB

Describe the vaccination programme undertaken to prevent TB

Discuss the role of the nurse in relation to patients with TB.

Emergency Nurse. 5, 2, 33-38. doi: 10.7748/en.5.2.33.s19

Want to read more?

Subscribe for unlimited access

Try 1 month’s access for just £1 and get:

Your subscription package includes:
  • Full access to the website and the online archive
  • Bi-monthly digital edition
  • RCNi Portfolio and interactive CPD quizzes
  • RCNi Learning with 200+ evidence-based modules
  • 10 articles a month from any other RCNi journal
Subscribe
Already subscribed? Log in

Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now

Or