TB_ImageProviding optimal case management for patients with Tuberculosis (TB) requires a team approach. The NMDOH TB TeleECHO Clinic works with TB nurses from across New Mexico to support this comprehensive case management approach.

The NMDOH TB TeleECHO Clinic augments the state’s current TB Control Program administered by the NMDOH and provides monthly comprehensive case review and management of all active TB cases in the state. Facilitated by the NMDOH TB Program Manager and TB Medical Director, the state’s public health nurse case managers (NCM) present the active TB cases and receive clinician orders and NCM directives regarding their cases. In addition to case presentations, the NMDOH TB TeleECHO Clinic offers brief 15-20 minute didactics based on extensive curriculum following the objectives of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National TB Indicators Project (NTIP). This format builds a professional community of practice and learning among the frontline health workers, promotes program quality improvement and increases access to quality TB care and services.

TB is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attacks the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal. (source: http://www.cdc.gov/tb/) New Mexico has on average 50 cases of active TB per year. The NMDOH TB Program manages these cases and is recognized as one of the best TB Programs in the U.S.

 

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Press Coverage

    -World TB Day Press Conference

Clinic Day/Times

The NMDOH TB TeleECHO Clinic is held on the third Monday of the month from 12:15pm – 3:15pm MT.  Participation in this TeleECHO Clinic is by invitation only.

Staff

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Diana Fortune, RN, BSN

TB Program Manager
New Mexico Department of Health

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Marcos Burgos, MD

TB Medical Director
New Mexico Department of Health
Phone: 505-205-2434
mburgos@salud.unm.edu

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Deborah Isaacks, RN, BSN

TB Nurse Consultant
New Mexico Department of Health

Rose Bramble

Rose Bramble, RN, BSN

TB Nurse Consultant
New Mexico Department of Health

Carlos Pastrana MD
Carlos Pastrana, MD

SW Region TB Physician
New Mexico Department of Health

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Amy Armistad, MA

Project ECHO
Program Specialist
Office: 505-272-5811
aarmistad@salud.unm.edu

BruceStruminger

Bruce Baird Struminger, MD, MA, FACP

Associate Director of Project ECHO
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, UNM-HSC
Office: 505-272-9475