How nurses can support early diagnosis of TB

An article in the Nursing Times explains how all nurses are essential to TB control and elimination. Though TB patients are cared for by specialist nurses, all front line nurses may encounter TB – especially those who work with high-risk populations, such as migrants, substance users, homeless people and patients who are HIV positive. These nurses are in an ideal position to identify possible cases of undiagnosed TB and refer these patients to TB services to achieve earlier diagnosis.

Read the full article in the Nursing Times

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