Tuberculosis in the Nursing Home: A Policy and Procedure Manual

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Tuberculosis in the nursing home is an ever-growing problem for the health care community. The incidence of tuberculosis in the United States has risen alarmingly since 1982, and high-population environments such as nursing homes are among the places where it is most prevalent. The first part of this document is an introduction to the current concerns faced by nursing home infection control personnel. It includes information about the history, symptoms, and epidemiology of the disease, as well as other topics. The second part is a policy and procedure manual that contains a basic guide to methodical testing for tuberculosis, steps ... continued below

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Mounts, Camilla M. May 2000.

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Tuberculosis in the nursing home is an ever-growing problem for the health care community. The incidence of tuberculosis in the United States has risen alarmingly since 1982, and high-population environments such as nursing homes are among the places where it is most prevalent. The first part of this document is an introduction to the current concerns faced by nursing home infection control personnel. It includes information about the history, symptoms, and epidemiology of the disease, as well as other topics. The second part is a policy and procedure manual that contains a basic guide to methodical testing for tuberculosis, steps for dealing with active cases of the disease, and suggestions for education of nursing home health care workers.

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Mounts, Camilla M. Tuberculosis in the Nursing Home: A Policy and Procedure Manual, thesis, May 2000; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2460/: accessed July 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .