This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to Certified Case Managers (CCMs).

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

Contact hours: 4
Expiration date: November 1, 2019
Course price: $15

Course Summary

2018 is the 100th anniversary of one of the largest and most devastating flu pandemics in modern history in which more people died than in all of World War I. We offer this course as an annual review of the current and historical impact of influenza, seasonal and pandemic. It includes epidemiology, virus types and subtypes, how influenza viruses drift and shift, then review the impact the 1918–1919 influenza pandemic. We also discuss the goal of universal vaccination, diagnosis, and treatment, and the composition of the 2018–2019 influenza vaccines.

Criteria for Successful Completion

80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.



Course Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to:

  1. Describe the annual global incidence of seasonal flu worldwide.
  2. State 2 characteristics each of influenza A, B, and C.
  3. Define antigenic drift and antigenic shift.
  4. Describe 3 characteristics of pandemic influenza.
  5. Identify the 5 “classic” clinical features of seasonal influenza.
  6. State the vaccination rate goal for healthcare providers under Healthy People 2020.
  7. Describe 3 reasons why healthcare providers refuse or fail to receive a seasonal influenza vaccination.
  8. Summarize the purpose of antiviral medications in the treatment of flu.
  9. State the 5 key influenza prevention strategies that should be practiced in all long-term care settings.
  10. Describe the 4 types of trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine that are approved for the 2018–2019 season.
  11. Explain the makeup of the 2018–2019 influenza vaccine.