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Influenza And Influenza Immunization

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI
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CE: 2 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 13770 reviews

Course Summary

Influenza vaccine can be effective for preventing influenza illness. It is not known if vaccination reduces the risk of subsequent hospital admission among patients with vaccine failure and laboratory confirmed influenza illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone six months of age and older receive an annual vaccination. The best way to protect against influenza includes recognition of symptoms and prevention of spread, and annual vaccination. A summary of the latest information on the epidemiology of influenza, and the signs, symptoms, complications, and treatments with vaccines and antivirals for influenza are discussed.

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Course Syllabus

I.            Introduction

II.          The Influenza Virus

III.        Epidemiology Of Influenza

1.   Yearly Epidemics

2.   Seasonal Variation

3.   Severity and Outcomes

IV.         Clinical Features Of Influenza Infection

V.           Diagnosis Of Influenza

VI.         Complications Of Influenza

VII.      Influenza And Pulmonary Complications

VIII.    Treatment Of An Influenza Infection

1.   Infection Control

2.   Mask or Respirator?

IX.         Vaccination For Prevention Of Influenza Infections

X.           Antivirals

XI.         Children And Influenza Vaccination

XII.      Pregnancy And Influenza

XIII.    Summary


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