Target Audience: Staff members of the local emergency shelters including frontline staff, managers, volunteers, and others.
Presenter: Lois Ustanko
Lois Ustanko, RN MHA MS is currently the Director of Health Ministries at Sanford Health in Fargo ND. In this role she supervises registered nurses who work in three emergency shelters in the FM area. She was previously a Clinical Instructor for Public Health Nursing at the University of North Dakota College of Nursing in Grand Forks ND. One of her clinical sites included the Northlands Rescue Mission in Grand Forks ND.
Upon completion of this activity, the learner will be able to describe strategies they can use to reduce the risk for transmission of tuberculosis in the shelter setting.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
1. Identify 3 steps to take if it is suspected someone has tuberculosis (TB)
2. Explain how TB is spread
3. Explain 2 differences between TB disease and TB infection
4. List 3 risk factors for developing TB disease
5. Describe 3 ways to prevent the spread of TB
6. Describe why it is important for individuals to complete treatment for active TB disease
Pre-registration is required Register by December 12. There is NO charge for this educational event.