Online TB Case Management for Nurses

Date: October 22, 29 and November 5, 12
Time: 12:30 - 2:00 pm ET (live sessions)
Online Course

This interactive online course will address specific aspects of TB case management from a nursing perspective using a case-based approach. The course consists of four live web-based sessions and the format include videos, brief lectures, case reviews, and guided discussions. Topics include documentation for case management, TB contact investigations, patient-centered care, and management of TB in special situations.


Enrollment is limited to registered nurses who are responsible for providing TB case management for patients with TB infection and disease.

Ongoing training and education is important for nurses so they can develop and enhance skills for case managing TB patients to improve clinical outcomes. This educational activity will assist nurses with incorporating patient-centered TB case management in their practice.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be better able to:
• Define the nurse’s role in TB contact investigations, including the evaluation and treatment of identified contacts.
• Outline strategies for addressing barriers to adherence in TB patients to ensure successful treatment through completion of therapy.
• Develop a plan of care to reflect accurate documentation of medical and case management interventions, monitor patient response to therapy, and illustrate intermediate goals and expected outcomes.
• Recognize adverse drug reactions to TB medications in order to develop appropriate interventions.
• Apply a patient-centered approach to the prevention and case management of tuberculosis in special populations.  

Enrollment is limited to TB nurse case managers who have a working knowledge of TB. This course will be conducted as four live sessions occurring over four consecutive weeks with homework assignments in between sessions. In order to be accepted into this course, participants must be able to complete all of the course requirements and adhere to the time commitment to complete the course in its entirety. Continuing education credits will only be issued if these requirements are fulfilled and partial credit will not be awarded.

Please see below for a list of course sessions and the required time commitment.

Session Date


Time commitment


Required Reading: TB Nurse
Case Management Guide

90 Minutes

October 22, 2020

Live webinar session # 1

80 Minutes

October 27, 2020

Homework Assignment #1

10 Minutes

October 29, 2020

Live webinar session #2

90 Minutes

November 3, 2020

Homework Assignment #2

5 Minutes

November 5, 2020

Live webinar session #3

95 Minutes

November 10, 2020

Homework Assignment #3

5 Minutes

November 12, 2020

Live webinar session #4

105 Minutes

For more information regarding course requirements, please contact Rosie Garcia at


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences 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.
CNE: This activity is awarded 7.50 contact hours (60 minute CH). Nurses should only claim those contact hours actually spent participating in the activity.

All individuals who affect content of continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the activity. The activity faculty are further required to disclose discussion of off-label/investigational uses in their presentations. These disclosures will be made to the audience at the time of the activity.

There is no fee for this course.

Please note this course consists of an application process. Notification of acceptance to the course and additional information will be sent via email within 10 days of registration.

Please click the link below to register:

The registration deadline is September 18, 2020.

We reserve the right to modify the activity content, faculty and activities, and to cancel this activity, if necessary. If you are unable to attend, please inform us as soon as possible so that others may be accommodated.

Funding for this conference was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.

If you require an accommodation because of a disability, or if you have any additional needs or other questions, please contact Rosie Garcia at


Mark Wolman, MPH
Program Manager
Global Tuberculosis Institute

Patty Woods, MSN, RN  

Nurse Consultant, TB Program
New Jersey Department of Health



Carolyn Bargman, RN-C, MA
Interim TB Nurse Consultant
Washington State Department of Health

Anita Khilall, MPH - Activity Director
Program Director, Education & Training
Global Tuberculosis Institute

Rosie Garcia, CHES
Health Educator II
Global Tuberculosis Institute

Shwata Suresh Kumar, MPH
Health Educator II
Global Tuberculosis Institute

Patty Woods, MSN, RN  
Nurse Consultant, TB Program
New Jersey Department of Health