In long-term care, few infections are potentially more dangerous than tuberculosis. Failing to detect a TB case among residents could prove deadly — but many long-term care providers are still under-testing or relying on outdated methods to check for TB.
In this podcast, infection preventionist and IPCWell CEO Dr. Buffy Lloyd-Krejci discusses key strategies to reduce the risk of active TB in long-term care facilities. Instituting a comprehensive TB prevention program can get workers in the door faster and keep residents safer. You’ll learn about best practices for TB screening, CDC testing guidelines and the importance of TB prevention for both staff and residents.