Clinical ArticleTuberculosis in Children Perioperative ManagementFrederick, Katherine RN, MSN, MBA, DNP, CNOR, CPHQ, NE-BCAuthor Information Katherine Frederick, RN, MSN, MBA, DNP, CNOR, CPHQ, NE-BC The author declares no conflict of interest. Correspondence: Katherine Frederick, RN, MSN, MBA, DNP, CNOR, CPHQ, NE-BC, Fairfield, CA. E-mail: [email protected] Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing: 4/6 2020 - Volume 9 - Issue 2 - p 45-48 doi: 10.1097/JPS.0000000000000245 Buy Metrics Abstract Background The rate of tuberculosis and other crowding diseases is increasing in vulnerable populations worldwide. Limited resources, shared environments, and densely populated areas are factors in the spreading of disease. Method Via case study analysis, the author explores how the presence of tuberculosis-positive patients is handled in the emergency room and their journey to the operating room. Results A solutions-oriented approach is suggested along with a discussion of the value and importance of adequate personal protective equipment and the consideration of using an augmented technology to aid in the prevention of environmental contamination. Copyright © 2020 American Pediatric Surgical Nursing Association, Inc.