Procedure if you have had a BCG:
(If you don't know what BCG is, chances are you haven't had it!)
IF your baseline
PPD was positive, each following year in the program you must
do one of two things:
- You must
obtain a baseline PPD (TB) skin-test: intracutaneous (MANTOUX),
- If this initial
test shows a positive reading, then you must get a chest
If the test is negative, you do not require a chest X-Ray,
but you must repeat the PPD test each year.
- Your doctor
must indicate on your Report of Medical History whether
or not you show
any symptoms suggestive of active TB.
- Submit proof
of the initial TB skin-test and X-Ray when you submit your Medical
(before you first start your first semester in the Nursing program).
- Be examined
by your doctor/nurse who must report whether you show any symptoms
suggestive of active TB. Bring this document with you to have completed.
Submit a copy of this examination, signed and dated;
- Get another
chest X-Ray. Submit a copy of the X-Ray report.
Remember this is due by
each year (along with a copy of your BLS certification card!)
These Guidelines were obtained from the Department of Health
and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Guideline
for Infection Control in Health Care Personnel.