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Understanding Influenza

Author: Dana Bartlett, RN, MA, MSN

Course Created: 2015

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

Influenza, which is commonly called the flu, is one of the most common infectious diseases. This course will review the transmission of influenza; the signs and symptoms of an influenza infection; special populations that are at risk for complications from influenza; the difference between a cold and the flu; techniques for preventing transmission of influenza, and; treatment for the flu.

Course Format

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Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • The Influenza Virus
  • Transmission of Influenza
  • Signs and Symptoms of an Influenza Infection
  • Is it a Cold or is it the Flu?
  • What are the Complications of Influenza?
  • Prevention Techniques
  • Treating the Flu

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the microorganism that causes the flu.
  • Identify common signs and symptoms of an influenza infection.
  • Identify possible complications of an influenza infection.
  • Identify people who are at risk for complications of an influenza infection.
  • Identify basic care measures for someone who has influenza.


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