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PipsqueakPipsqueak
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We need not only to educate and raise awareness of this disease in the general public, but also the pulmonary specialists who think this disease is not a big deal in their patients who have it. How do we get the medical and nursing schools to incorporate up-to-date education in NTM disease in the immunocompetent patient? Seems when they do concentrate on it, the info is still mostly regarding the cancer or HIV patient, and they brush over the rest thinking that this disease in the healthier patient is insignificant. Maybe we also should be writing to the AMA, the Society for Critical Care Medicine, the American Nursing Association, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and any known continuing education seminar providers for healthcare workers.