of this course, the learner should be able:
- List high risk groups
for flu and prevalence of the disease.
"pandemic" and state when they have occurred in the last century.
- Describe the significance
of a flu epidemic to the health care system in the U.S.
the 3 types of flu.
between antigenic drift and antigenic shift.
the main method of flu transmission.
- Differentiate between
the signs and symptoms of a cold and the flu.
- List diagnostic tests
some reliable strategies for influenza prevention in the health care setting.
between different vaccine types and list indications and contraindications
- Describe respiratory
hygiene and cough etiquette in healthcare settings.
- List the basic drugs
used for influenza antiviral treatment and the groups most likely to receive
basic uncomplicated flu treatment.