Home Health Aide On-the-Go In-Service Lessons: Vol. 6, Issue 7: Tuberculosis (Home Health Aide on-the-Go in-Service Lessons, Volume 6)

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9781601465382: Home Health Aide On-the-Go In-Service Lessons: Vol. 6, Issue 7: Tuberculosis (Home Health Aide on-the-Go in-Service Lessons, Volume 6)
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This lesson on Tuberculosis includes a complete training packet. Each in-service packet takes approximately one hour to complete and fully meets the Medicare in-service training requirements. As aides need training, you can make as many copies as you want - there s no restriction when used with aides assigned from your office location. Remember that Home Health Aides must have 12 hours of in-service training every year. LESSON OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this program, the home health aide will be able to: Identify four signs and symptoms of tuberculosis Explain the difference between latent and active tuberculosis, and Describe two ways to support tuberculosis patients special needs. OVERVIEW Tuberculosis (TB) is primarily an infection of the lungs. Active TB, if not treated properly, kills more than half of its victims. In 2004, 14.6 million people worldwide had active TB, 8.9 million new cases were reported, and 1.7 million people died, mostly in developing countries. Experts believe that about 1 million Americans will develop TB in their lifetime. Most of these patients will receive proper medical care and survive. Worldwide, however, survival rates are decreasing as deaths soar into the millions.Having knowledge of the disease, common symptoms, and preventative measures are important parts of the home health aide s job. This in-service provides basic information on TB and specifically looks at the home health aide s role in caring for patients with TB.

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