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Mantoux Tuberculosis Skin Test Facilitator Guide

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Review of Part One

In review, remember that when you administer the Mantoux tuberculin skin test, the preparation steps include collecting the supplies, providing patient education, washing your hands, locating and cleaning the injection site, and preparing the syringe.

The injection steps include injecting the tuberculin at a 5- to 15-degree angle, discarding the needle and syringe properly, checking that the skin test was administered properly, and repeating the test if needed.

The final steps include washing your hands, recording the information, reminding the patient about the return visit, providing patient education, and returning the vial to the refrigerator.
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