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ATrain Education Inc.

Influenza 2017-2018

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Overview / Abstract:

Annual review of the impact of influenza, seasonal and pandemic. Includes epidemiology, virus types and subtypes, how influenza viruses drift and shift, and a look at the devastation caused by the 1918–1919 worldwide influenza pandemic. Discusses the goal of universal vaccination, diagnosis and treatment, and the composition of the 2017–2018 vaccines for prevention of seasonal influenza.

When you finish this course, you will be able to:

*Describe the annual global incidence of seasonal flu worldwide.
*State 2 characteristics each of influenza A, B, and C.
*Define antigenic drift and antigenic shift.
*Describe 3 characteristics of pandemic influenza.
*Identify the 5 “classic” clinical features of seasonal influenza.
*State the vaccination rate goal for healthcare providers under Healthy People 2020.
*Describe 3 reasons why healthcare providers refuse or fail to receive a seasonal influenza vaccination.
*Summarize the purpose of antiviral medications in the treatment of flu.
*State the 5 key influenza prevention strategies that should be practiced in all long-term care settings.
*Describe the 4 types of trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine that are approved for the 2017–2018 season.
*Explain the makeup of the 2017–2018influenza vaccine.


Dec 01, 2018


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Occupational Therapy CE, Physical Therapy CE





Credits / Hours



American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), California Board of Physical Therapy, California Board of Registered Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, Kentucky Board of Nursing, New York Physical Therapy Association

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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

JoAnn O’Toole, RN, BSN
Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
Susan Walters Schmid, PhD

Keywords / Search Terms

,ATrain Education, flu, influenza, seasonal, 2017-18, H1N1, vaccination, virus, antiviral, efficacy, prevention, risk, treatment, surveillance, epidemiology,

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