Tuberculosis presentation on Facts and Preventive Measures

Email this article 03/07/2012




On March 2, 2012, Yolanda C. Yzquierdo, RN,MSN., and Yolanda Maldonado Bi-national Coordinator from Texas Department of State Health Services supported by the Department of Human Health and Services, of U.S. Department of Health and also with the assistance of Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia, presented an informative session on "Tuberculosis - Facts and Preventive Measures" to the Human anatomy and Physiology classes at 2:15pm in the afternoon and also at 6:15pm.


The goal of the presentation was to provide an opportunity for the students to connect the class room lecture material like the process of Lymphatic System providing the immunity and what happens when it fails, how does it affect the human body. In this case tuberculosis is classic example denoting the fact that "Still there is no complete cure for the Tuberculosis"



Today's presentation enable the students to learn the specific information on the main cause of TB, recognize the two "types" of TB, know the primary signs and symptoms of active TB and also know how to protect yourself and your family from TB. Nursing Ms. Yzquierdo as a successful registered Nurse Practitioner with a Master's Degree in Nursing inspired the students to pursue their dream of becoming Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Yzquierdo shared her experience of being a family Nurse Practitioner, its responsibilities, also “Nurse Profession” as rewarding carrier with job satisfaction. For further information please contact Texas Department of State Health Services, 1593 Veterans Blvd. Eagle Pass, Tx 78852 at 830-773-0350, Yolanda C. Yzquierdo, RN, MSN or Yolanda Maldonado, Bi-national Coordinator, Glenda Garcia, Public Health and Prevention Specialist.


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