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Tuberculosis: An Update
Activity Expires: 09-30-2013

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In a global perspective, the effect of TB on the health and economy of the world is staggering. It has been estimated that 2 billion people worldwide have active TB. This represents one-third of the world's population. In 2008, 9.4 million people around the world became sick with tuberculosis, and 1.8 million died of TB-related illnesses. The return of TB, teamed with the spread of HIV/AIDS and the prevalence of MDR-TB, has created a serious, and potentially deadly, healthcare problem. All healthcare providers must be aware of the dangers for patients, family, and self. Only meticulous attention to methods of prevention and treatment can help control this killer disease. This course will review the incidence, etiology, methods of transmission, types of tuberculosis, signs and symptoms, methods of diagnosis, prophylaxis, treatment, and management of adult and pediatric patients with pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis.

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5 continuing education credits, 1.5 pharmacology

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Marilyn Fuller Delong, MA, BSN, RN

Activity Specialities / Related Topics
Pulmonary Medicine / COPD, Pediatrics, Infectious Disease, HIV / AIDS, Andrology / Men's Health

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Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME

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