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Date: October 3-4, 2019
Location: Burlington Fire Academy, 53 Academy Drive, Westampton, NJ 08060
COURSE DESCRIPTION & OVERALL GOAL
This two-day course will address aspects of TB case management from a nursing perspective using a case-based approach. The course format consists of didactic and interactive content. Topics include fundamentals of TB case management, patient centered TB care, importance of documentation, role of legal interventions, improving adherence, monitoring patients, management of TB in children, and managing special situations.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This conference is open to nurses and field staff in New Jersey who are involved in the diagnosis, management and care of patients with TB infection or disease.
WHY COURSE IS NEEDED
Ongoing training and education is important for nurses so they can develop and enhance skills for case managing a patient to and improve clinical outcomes. This educational activity will assist the nurses with incorporating patient-centered TB case management in their practice.
Upon completion of this conference, participants should be better able to:
• Assess patients as part of appropriate monitoring during TB treatment through completion of therapy
• Apply the elements and activities of the TB case management process to provide patient-centered TB care
• Choose the most suitable strategy for managing patients in special situations
• Develop and implement a nursing care plan to improve outcomes for TB patients
In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credits, participants are required to attend the entire training and complete an evaluation. Participants will be asked to complete a follow-up evaluation within 1 month of the training.
CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, and New Jersey Department of Health. 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 10.75 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.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION & FEE
Scholarships will be provided to all applicants. Registration deadline is September 6, 2019.
Conference Registration Page
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 in part 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 Arpita Jindani at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Janet Cashman, RN
Marybeth Caruso, MSN, RN
Suzanne Tortoriello, RN, APN
Dianne Fyffe Washington, RN
Barbara Williamson, RN
Patty Woods, MSN, RN
Erick Cortes, MPH
Anita Khilall, MPH - Activity Director
Ifeoma Ogbonnaya, RN, MSN
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