GilaRRT 1 Article; 1,905 Posts Feb 4, 2010 Agreed, not a huge deal IMHO. I am personally not all that keen on mouth to mouth and would take the time to utilise a barrier method. Perhaps the nurse manager was simply supporting this new nurse in front of peers? Would you have felt better if this new nurse had been called out in front of his/her peers by the manager? The risk of contracting an illness such as TB is actually quite rare. I can only find rather limited evidence of transmission. So, I would be willing to let this one slide and help this new nurse out. I do not believe in taking one for the team and risking potential exposure in spite of the low risk; however, I am not going to make a big deal over a newbie doing mouth to mouth.