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Possible TB Exposure?

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by FeministRN FeministRN (New) New

Hi all...

I'm a little worried. I was working in a isolation unit tonight and caring for a highly contagious TB patient. My PAPR battery died while I was helping the patient change and I finished changing the patient and quickly left after I set them back down.

I notified my infection control nurse and reported it, do you think I may get TB?

I am so sorry that you are going through this. However, this is a question best directed to your PCP or infection control provider.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

This is better discussed with your PCP, facility ID dept and likely reportable to occupational health. I hope you get the answers you seek

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