Prevention and Management of TB in Staff CA4010 v4
To prevent and manage the risk of a Health Care Worker HCW developing Tuberculosis TB from patient contact.
To prevent and manage the exposure of TB in HCW
To outline the health surveillance and reporting mechanisms for those staff who are regularly exposed to patients
with TB or who work in high risk clinical environments for exposure to TB.
Clinical GuidelinesThis guideline has been approved by the Trust's Clinical Guidelines Assessment Panel as an aid to the diagnosis and management of relevant patients and clinical circumstances. Not every patient or situation fits neatly into a standard guideline scenario and the guideline must be interpreted and applied in practice in the light of prevailing clinical circumstances, the diagnostic and treatment options available and the professional judgement, knowledge and expertise of relevant clinicians. It is advised that the rationale for any departure from relevant guidance should be documented in the patient's case notes.
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