This course examines the biology of influenza and types of vaccinations. It also discusses signs and symptoms, lab diagnoses and measures to control infection. Also provided in this course are a brief history of influenza pandemics, the avian flu (H5N1) and current research being conducted. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80% on the final exam and complete the course training survey. Learning objectives: 1. Identify the three types of influenza; 2. Explain how influenza viruses change; 3. Define "pandemic" and identify past influenza pandemics; 4. Identify signs and symptoms of influenza; 5. Explain how influenza is diagnosed; 6. Identify infection control measures used relating to influenza; 7. Identify the types of vaccinations and which groups of people are recommended for vaccination; 8. Describe current H5N1 research and the importance of it; 9. Identify helpful facts to remember when traveling that pertain to influenza. Continuing education: 1.0 Category 1 CPE credits by the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC); 1.0 contact hour by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
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