Tuberculosis Risk Assessment Screening for School Staff
Updated: Sep 17, 2022
Along with First Aid training, Capital City CPR can provide services such as the California mandated TB Risk Assessment Screening for adult staff here in the greater Sacramento, California area.
This screening is designed to rule out any potentially active and contagious Tuberculosis infections. It's comprised of a questionnaire and a brief physical exam by a medical professional.
If you are unfamiliar with Tuberculosis, it's a contagious disease caused by the pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It can attack many areas of the body, but it is most well known for the damage it does in lungs. Symptoms may include a productive cough (sometimes blood-tinged), weight loss, night sweats, and fever. Patients with active symptoms will require a long course of treatment involving multiple antibiotics.
There is no vaccine against Tuberculosis, so managing the spread of this disease relies heavily on preventing contagious people from being around any large groups. Screening can include blood tests, skin tests, and chest x-rays, but the most common option for school employees who have no history of infection is the TB Risk Assessment Screening.