At one time, doctors thought they had almost stamped out tuberculosis as a serious health concern in the U.S., but the disease had an alarming resurgence in the 1980s. It is currently one of the most common infectious diseases in the world, and kills more than a million people every year.
Healthcare employees are on the front lines in the fight against TB. They also have a significant risk of exposure to the disease.
“Tuberculosis in the Healthcare Environment” training products from NSC can provide them with the latest information on the tuberculosis threat, the infection hazards they may encounter in their job and the steps they can take to avoid them. Topics covered in these products include:
- The resurgence of tuberculosis.
- How TB spreads and guidelines for fighting it.
- TB risks in healthcare environments.
- Medical surveillance.
- Engineering controls.
- Wearing a respirator.
- Working with and treating active TB.
The following is a free preview of the Tuberculosis for Healthcare video: