Tuberculosis: infection control in hospital and at home
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Tuberculosis: infection control in hospital and at home

Miles Jarvis TB specialist nurse, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth

This article examines infection control issues relating to tuberculosis (TB) in acute and community settings. Background information on TB is discussed briefly along with key challenges to global and national control. A programme to prevent infection composed of specific hierarchical levels is outlined, using national and international guidance, and suggestions are made for infection control in the community. The article will be useful for nurses involved in the care of patients with confirmed or suspected TB.

Nursing Standard. 25, 2,41-47. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.09.25.2.41.c7987

Correspondence

miles.jarvis@rbch.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review