Caregiver Education
for Uncomplicated Flu


Nurses must assess patient capacity for self care as well as the capacity of caregivers to provide safe care. The patient education process provides a good opportunity to assess patient and caregiver ability to understand and perform necessary care parameters. In the event of a community epidemic, education and home care may be the best option to insure availablity of life saving resources. Patient education should include discussion of the following along with instructional resources that can reinforce learning in the home.

Treatment for uncomplicated flu amounts to supportive measures:

Caregiver protection: