NWT Tuberculosis Manual

Introduction

The prevention and control of communicable diseases such as Tuberculosis (TB) is a key objective set out in the NWT Public Health Act and one of the primary roles of the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO). The Tuberculosis Manual is intended to serve as a resource guide to all health care providers who provide clinical support, treatment and/or management to patients with tuberculosis in the Northwest Territories.  

The purpose of this manual is to ensure NWT health care providers and practitioners are familiar with the identification of and reporting requirements for TB that is legislated under the NWT Public Health Act. The goal is to provide guidance on public health management of cases and contacts, and to prevent the spread or outbreak of TB.  This manual is not intended to provide individual clinical case management advice.

At this time, the Tuberculosis Manual is being revised to include current best practices in an electronic format, with each section searchable and downloadable as an individual PDF.  Health care providers and practitioners must routinely refer to the online manual to ensure they are accessing the most current section.

Table of Contents

Full Manual  

Section 1: Purpose and Introduction

Section 2: Description of TB

Section 3: Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) Vaccination

Section 4: TB Screening

Section 5: TB Assessment

Section 6: Diagnosis of TB (Latent vs. Active Disease)

Section 7: Management of TB

Section 8: Treatment for Tuberculosis

Section 9: Contact Tracing

Section 10: Role of Public Health in TB Prevention and Control in the NWT

Section 11: Pediatric TB

Section 12: Populations at Risk

Section 13: Caring for the Deceased with TB

Section 14: History and Epidemiology of TB in the NWT

Section 15: A Glossary of Terms and TB Classifications

Section 16: Forms

Section 17: Specimen Collection Procedures

Section 18: List of Figures

Section 19: List of Tables

   

Section 1: Purpose and Introduction

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Section 2: Description of TB

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Section 3: Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) Vaccination

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Section 4: TB Screening

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Section 5: TB Assessment

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Section 6: Diagnosis of TB (Latent vs. Active Disease)

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Section 7: Management of TB

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Section 8: Treatment for Tuberculosis

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Section 9: Contact Tracing

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Section 10: Role of Public Health in TB Prevention and Control in the NWT

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Section 11: Pediatric TB

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Section 12: Populations at Risk

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Section 13: Caring for the Deceased with TB

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Section 14: History and Epidemiology of TB in the NWT

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Section 15: A Glossary of Terms and TB Classifications

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Section 16: Forms

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Section 17: Specimen Collection Procedures

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Section 18: List of Figures

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Section 19: List of Tables

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