January 10, 2014
The Air We Share: Principles and Practices of TB Infection Control is the last of a four-part series of 1-hour webinars developed for health care providers involved in TB prevention, control, and care in British Columbia. The webinar begins with a brief review of information provided in the previous three webinars: TB epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment. The review is followed by a discussion of the principles of TB isolation, guidelines to help reduce the risk of transmission in hospital, clinic and community settings, and strategies for ensuring supportive and safe home isolation for clients with or suspected of having, TB. The answers to a number of frequently asked questions (FAQs) will also be presented. The webinar will conclude with a presentation on TB and smoking from the BC Lung Association.
Nash Dhalla and Michelle Mesaros, BC Centre for Disease Control
Veda Peters, BC Lung Association