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Respiratory Protection Microlearning: Preventing Tuberculosis and Other Diseases

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This short course provides an overview of respiratory infections and their control measures, with a focus on tuberculosis (TB). The course covers transmission-based airborne and droplet precautions, respiratory protection programs, and safe respirator use. Participants will learn about the signs and symptoms of TB, risk factors for acquiring TB infection and disease, and TB infection prevention and control programs in healthcare settings. Information on proper procedure for respirator fit testing and user seal checking is also provided.

Course Objectives
1. Recognize the risk factors, signs, and symptoms associated with latent TB infection and active TB disease
2. Provide an overview of recommended TB infection control in healthcare settings
3. Discuss common respiratory hazards in the healthcare settings
4. Review standard and transmission-based precautions, and practice the application of airborne precautions in the context of tuberculosis disease
5. Understand safe respirator selection and use, including fit testing and user seal checking

This course is designed to help organizations meet OSHA annual training requirements on respiratory protection per 29 CFR ?1910.134(k), and CDC recommendations for annual tuberculosis training. It is also in alignment with CHAP standards HIPC 9.I in Hospice Infection Prevention and Control, and IPC.8.I in Infection Prevention and Control for home health.


Estimated Runtime: 12 minutes
(Note: this microlearning course is a bit longer than others as it provides an alternative to TWO of our full-length courses.
OSHA: Tuberculosis and Airborne Infection Precautions
OSHA: Respiratory Hazards and Protection)

Last Updated: June 16, 2023
Publication Year: 2023
Reviewed and approved by
Nancy Allen, BSN, RNC, CMC

NOTE: This course is not a substitute for legal advice for any individual provider or situation. Always consult your company's legal or compliance personnel with any questions or concerns related to this subject matter.

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