Category list : Tuberculosis
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Specialist tuberculosis (TB) nurses in Leeds have developed a new care pathway to ensure some of their most vulnerable patients get the all-round support they need, including help to find housing and work.
The skills of specialist tuberculosis nurses must not be cast aside as headway is made on eradicating the disease in England, a leader in the field has warned.
Patients with tuberculosis are more likely to continue their drug treatment if they are supported by smartphones rather than attending face-to-face appointments, according to researchers.
A new guide has been launched to help nurses better support patients struggling with life-limiting side effects such as hearing loss and fatigue from treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis.
A programme offering recent migrants screening for tuberculosis in primary care has helped identify people with latent infection, who can thus access treatment and avoid developing active disease
New guidance for frontline nurses on treating TBSubscription
New guidelines on treating patients with tuberculosis have been published by the International Council of Nurses.
Tuberculosis is a “significant public health challenge” in London, with rates of the disease in parts of the capital comparable to Iraq, a new report has warned.
Specialist nurses working in infection prevention and control, and also tuberculosis treatment lack clearly defined career pathways and a standardised set of competencies for their roles, which is causing problems for workforce planning and recruitment, a study has indicated.
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Barriers to managing TB in emergency departmentsSubscription
A survey of staff in an emergency department unit explored whether they had the knowledge to recognise and manage patients presenting with tuberculosis