[MCOH-EH] TB exposure screening questions

Lawrence Budnick budnicla at njms.rutgers.edu
Fri Dec 28 10:25:55 PST 2018

You're correct. The current recommendation for potential exposure follow-up is to test every 8 to 10 weeks until there is no evidence of ongoing transmission. https://www.cdc.gov/tb/topic/testing/healthcareworkers.htm

Lawrence D. Budnick, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Director, Occupational Medicine Service
Rutgers University - New Jersey Medical School
65 Bergen Street, Suite GA-167, Newark, NJ 07107
tel 973.972.2900
fax 973.972.2904
lawrence.budnick at rutgers.edu<mailto:lawrence.budnick at rutgers.edu>

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify me immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email, including all attachments without reading them. If you are the intended recipient, please secure the contents in a manner that conforms to all applicable state and/or federal requirements related to privacy and confidentiality of such information. Thank you.

From: MCOH-EH [mailto:mcoh-eh-bounces+budnicla=njms.rutgers.edu at mylist.net] On Behalf Of Smith, Emma
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2018 9:13 AM
To: 'MCOH/EH' <mcoh-eh at mylist.net>
Subject: Re: [MCOH-EH] TB exposure screening questions

The 2013 CDC Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis indicates baseline and 8 week testing for exposure follow-up. Has this been updated?

Emma S. Smith, RN, COHN
Employee Health Manager
esmith at mountnittany.org<mailto:esmith at mountnittany.org>
Phone: (814) 234-6731
Fax: (814) 234-6179
Pager: 1202
This email may contain confidential or personal health information (including any attachments) intended for a specific individual(s) and purpose that is privileged, confidential or otherwise protected from disclosure pursuant to applicable law.  Any inappropriate use, distribution, or copying of the message is strictly prohibited and may subject you to criminal or civil penalty.  If you have received this transmission in error, please reply to the sender indicating this error and delete this transmission from your system immediately.

From: MCOH-EH [mailto:mcoh-eh-bounces at mylist.net] On Behalf Of Deborah A. Pruim via MCOH-EH
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2018 8:03 AM
Cc: Deborah A. Pruim
Subject: Re: [MCOH-EH] TB exposure screening questions

A confirmed exposure requires baseline TB testing immediately with follow up testing in 12 weeks.
Deborah Pruim, RN, MSN, APN, CNS
Employee Health Services
Little Company of Mary Hospital
2800 W. 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL  60805
Monday - Friday
Phone:  708-229-5623
Fax:  708-229-6618
dpruim at lcmh.org<mailto:dpruim at lcmh.org>
[cid:image001.png at 01D2A32C.E73F4EA0]

From: MCOH-EH <mcoh-eh-bounces at mylist.net<mailto:mcoh-eh-bounces at mylist.net>> On Behalf Of PRATER, DEANNA
Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2018 3:11 PM
To: mcoh-eh at mylist.net<mailto:mcoh-eh at mylist.net>
Subject: [MCOH-EH] TB exposure screening questions

Do your facilities have a standard set of questions to rule out exposure risk to health care workers when a TB patient has been confirmed later in their hospital stay?  I am new in my role, and my predecessor has an algorhythm in which the following questions are asked:

Was the source patient's mouth and nose covered when coughing, sneezing etc. when you were in the same room?
Did you wear a facemask or shield when within 3 feet of patient?
Did you wear protective facemask is CPR was initiated
Did you have close contact in room for less than 60 minutes.

Would it be considered a non-exposure if they were with the patient for less than 60 minutes?

When you have confirmed an exposure?  What are your next steps?   Do you have the employees do a TB test now and then at a later date?

This message contains information that may be confidential.  This message and the information contained herein is intended solely for the use of the intended addressee(s).  If you are not an addressee or not an intended addressee, your disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the contents of this message is prohibited.  If this message has been sent to you in error, please notify the sender by return email or by telephone.  Thank you.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://mylist.net/archives/mcoh-eh/attachments/20181228/08f0bb26/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image001.png
Type: image/png
Size: 12997 bytes
Desc: image001.png
URL: <https://mylist.net/archives/mcoh-eh/attachments/20181228/08f0bb26/attachment.png>

More information about the MCOH-EH mailing list