TB Case Management for Nurses

Date: October 12 - November 9
Online Course

This interactive course will address specific aspects of nurse TB case management with a focus on practical application. Topics to be addressed will include TB contact investigations, patient-centered care, chest radiography, interpretation of TB test and lab results, and management of TB in special situations. The format will include pre-recorded and live sessions, interactive breakouts, and group discussions.

Participants must attend a weekly live webinar session. The dates for the live sessions are the following:

  • Session 1: Tuesday, October 12 | 12:30 - 2:30 PM - Orientation and Case Scenario
  • Session 2: Thursday, October 14 | 12:30 - 2:00 PM - Interpreting Chest Radiographs and Basic Microbiology     
  • Session 3: Thursday, October 21 | 12:30 - 2:15 PM - Pediatric Case Presentation   
  • Session 4: Thursday, October 28 | 12:30 - 2:00 PM -  TB Contact Investigation    
  • Session 5: Thursday, November 4 | 12:30 - 2:00 PM - Monitoring Patients During TB Treatment and Assessing Side Effects
  • Session 6: Thursday, November 9 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM - Ask the Expert Panel

For more information about these sessions please click here for the detailed agenda.

Enrollment is limited to registered nurses who are responsible for providing TB case management for patients with TB infection and disease. Nurses with 1 to 5 years of experience in TB case management and those returning to TB case management after being out of the field for an extended period are welcome to apply. Nurses will be notified of acceptance into the course after their application is reviewed.

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 conference, participants should be better able to:

  • Define the nurse’s role in TB contact investigations, including the evaluation and treatment of identified contacts.
  • Discuss the role of TST/IGRAs, laboratory methods, and chest radiographs for the diagnosis of TB infection and disease.
  • Apply a patient-centered approach to the prevention and case management of persons (both adults and children) with infection or disease.
  • Recognize adverse drug reactions to TB medications in order to develop appropriate interventions.

In order to be accepted into this course, participants must complete all course requirements (attend 6 live sessions, complete required homework assignments, submit all required evaluations) and adhere to the time commitment needed to complete the course in its entirety. Claiming continuing education credits is contingent on meeting all requirements; partial credit will not be awarded.

Required reading:

  • Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis: What the Clinician Should Know 
  • TB Self-Study modules on Tuberculosis
  • Homework: There will be homework assignments due in between the sessions, which may include viewing a pre-recorded lecture, participating in an online discussion, completing an exercise, etc.

    Technology: Participants will be expected to have access to a webcam or mobile device (e.g., tablet, smartphone), to turn on their video during the live sessions. A stable internet connection with access to external websites (not blocked by firewalls) is required.

    Canvas: All participants will be expected to access the course content through the learning management system Canvas. After being accepted into the course, participants will receive further details on how to access the learning management system. Please note, participants may need to use a desktop computer or laptop to access Canvas rather than a tablet, iPad, or other mobile device.

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    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 17.25 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.

    Please note that applications are now closed. For any inquiries, please contact Rosie Garcia at rg981@njms.rutgers.edu or 973-972-4811.

    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 Rosie Garcia at
    rg981@njms.rutgers.edu or 973-972-4811.


    Andrea Cruz, MD
    Research Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
    Texas Children’s Hospital

    Henry Fraimow, MD
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

    Alfred Lardizabal, MD
    Executive Director
    Global Tuberculosis Institut

    Stephanie Johnston, MS
    Lead, Laboratory Capacity Team

    Mycobacteriology Laboratory Branch
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Tenzin Kunor
    Patient Advocate

    We Are TB

    Kate O'Brien
    Patient Advocate
    We Are TB

    Danielle Orcutt, MPH, RN, CHES
    Senior Case Manager
    Connecticut Department of Public Health

    Karen Reyna
    Patient Advocate
    We Are TB

    Suzanne Tortoriello, APN-C
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    Global Tuberculosis Institute

    Mark Wolman, MPH
    Program Manager, TB Control
    Global Tuberculosis Institute

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



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

    Rosie Garcia, CHES
    Health Educator
    Global Tuberculosis Institute

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

    Shwata Suresh Kumar, MPH
    Health Educator
    Global Tuberculosis Institute

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