Public Health Nursing Practice Manual
Standard of Practice
© 2007 LAC DPH-Public Health Nursing
Tuberculosis (TB) Cases and Suspects
H-304 if indicated
Ensure the client is reclassified as indicated within 3
months from the date the referral was received. Ensure that the client who is a TB 3 completes the required treatment (TB Control Manual 2003 Chapter 5). Contact the client by monthly home visit to ensure that the client is following recommended management program unless otherwise approved by the PHNS.
Assess the following:
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♦ Adherence with treatment Count the TB medication, if the client is not on DOT Date of last health provider/clinic visit Current medications Date of last refill, if private provider Date of next healthcare provider or clinic appointment Educational, psychosocial, and medical needs related to TB Other non-TB related concerns Document visit on monthly PHN TB Follow-up Form within 2 working days
Document all other client encounters on progress notes, and update the desk card as needed within 2 working days of the client encounter or within timeframe agreed upon with the PHNS.