Discussion - Empathetic Care
Choose one of the infectious respiratory disorders from this module to discuss the multidimensional care strategies for this disorder. List these interventions based on priority and include a rationale as to why you prioritized them in this manner.
TOPIC: Pulmonary Tuberculosis (TB)
Tuberculosis is an acute or chronic infection caused by the organism mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is one of the most common bacterial infections worldwide. Tuberculosis is an airborne disease. Patients with active TB can transmit the disease by coughing, sneezing, or whistling. Droplets are spread into the air and have the potential to infect others.
Risk Factors for TB
• contacts with someone with TB
• Drug and alcohol abuse
• Multiple sex partners
• Co-habiting in a shelter