JoAnn O’Toole, RN, BSN
Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
Susan Walters Schmid, PhD
Contact hours: 4
Expiration date: November 1, 2020
*Course price: $29
*This course is 50% off through 9-30-2020. Please use code FMA2 on payment page to apply discount.
Note: On March 14, 2020, CDC reported that COVID-19 is similar to the 1918 Spanish flu in terms of how rapidly it has spread across the globe. The coronavirus appears to have a case-fatality rate similar to the Spanish flu. To learn more about the influenza virus and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, please continue with this course. To learn more about the novel COVID-19 coronavirus, please go to our free coronavirus 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 2020 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
A score of 80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment 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 4 types of trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine that are approved for the 2019–2020 season.
- Explain the makeup of the 2019–2020 influenza vaccine.