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Tuberculosis Case Management for Nurses: Self-Study Modules

These four self-study modules provide an overview of public health nursing and discuss the fundamentals of TB case management, leadership skills of the nurse case manager and management of the pediatric patient. Each module contains review questions and references.

Modules may be viewed/downloaded by clicking on the links below.



  • Module 1: Overview of Public Health and Public Health Nursing [PDF]
    This module provides an overview of public health, focusing on key concepts such as the definition and objectives of public health, as well as the Core Functions of Public Health. Included is a discussion of public health nursing, a brief history of the specialty and its role in the management of tuberculosis.

  • Module 2: Fundamentals of Tuberculosis Case Management [PDF]
    This module provides an overview of case management including a brief history and definitions as described by the American Nurses Association and the National Case Management Task Force. The elements and activities of TB Case Management are described in detail.

  • Module 3: Leadership Skills of the Nurse Case Manager [PDF]
    Case Management is a competency involving specific skills and knowledge. This module explores the areas of cultural competency, team building, delegation and conflict resolution.

  • Module 4: The Pediatric Patient [PDF]
    In this module, special attention is given to TB Case Management activities related to the pediatric population. This module addresses the issues in greater detail, including a comparison of childhood and adult TB, common barriers to adherence, and age-appropriate strategies.

  • Glossary of Terms [PDF]