Tuberculosis is still with us. Make sure you know how to provide the best patient care and protect the public health in the 21st century. Today, about 2 billion people, roughly one-third of the world’s population, are infected with TB and about 2 million people die each year from the active disease. The incidence of TB is particularly high in developing nations because of poor sanitation, poor nutrition, and co-infection with such diseases as HIV/AIDS.
Tuberculosis Today: Fighting an Ancient Adversary, the November American Nurse Today continuing eduation article, authored by Rebecca Ruppert, RN, will provide registered nurses information to help them better care for patients with tuberculosis and offers 1.5 contact hours.