JoAnn O’Toole, RN, BSN
Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
Susan Walters Schmid, PhD
Contact hours: 4
Expiration date: November 1, 2021
*Course price: $29
50% off thru 6-1-2021--Use Code AMJ during payment.
Note: COVID-19 is similar to the 1918 flu pandemic in terms of how rapidly it has spread across the globe. To learn more about the novel COVID-19 coronavirus, please go to our COVID-19 Pandemic course.
2018 was 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. This course describes the current and historical impact of influenza, seasonal and pandemic. It includes influenza epidemiology, virus types and subtypes, how influenza viruses drift and shift, and a review of the worldwide impact of the 1918–1919 flu pandemic. We also discuss the goal of universal vaccination, diagnosis, and treatment, and the composition of the 2021 influenza vaccines.
The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:
- Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
- Instructional Level: Intermediate
- Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors
Category 2—Occupational Therapy Process, Outcomes
Criteria for Successful Completion
Study the course material, achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay where required. No partial credit will be awarded.
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 types of inactivated influenza vaccine that are approved for the 2020–2021 season.
- Explain the makeup of the 2020–2021 influenza vaccine.