Tuberculosis Screening in a Dialysis Program

Tuberculosis Screening in a Dialysis Program

Identification: nnj_so00A4
Issue: September-October 2000
Volume: Vol. 27, No. 5

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Goal: Using the tuberculin skin test (TST), identify latent tuberculosis (TB) infection in the immunosuppressed patient with ESRD in order to institute prophylactic treatment, if indicated.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the standards for administering and interpreting the TST.
  2. Describe a process to determine anergy.
  3. Discuss the management of patients with a positive response to the TST.


Acknowledgment: The author would like to acknowledge Christina Marsh, BScN, RN, CNeph(C), and Lisa Sever, BSc, PHM, for their initial research and preparation of the TB quality improvement initiative. I would also like to thank Ainsley Lee, MScN, RN, and Marlene Besley, BScN, RN, CNeph(C), for their review and feedback during the preparation of the manuscript.

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