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Influenza Training Opportunities

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Influenza Training Opportunities

The following is a collection of free online training opportunities about influenza and respiratory diseases. Trainings on this page are targeted toward a variety of audiences, and include Florida Department of Health trainings and outside resources. This page will be updated with current training opportunities.

H275Y Mutant Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Virus in Immunocompromised Patients

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish clinical characteristics associated with treatment-resistant pandemic (H1N1) 2009
  • Analyze outcomes of patients infected with treatment-resistant pandemic (H1N1) 2009
  • Identify the rate of H275Y mutation development among patients with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 infection in the current study
  • Evaluate the virology of treatment-resistant pandemic (H1N1) 2009

Offered By:

Medscape, LLC and Emerging Infectious Diseases
Audience: Primary care physicians, infectious disease specialists, hematologists/oncologists, and other physicians who care for patients who may acquire infection with influenza.
Duration: Article review exercise, followed by quiz
Credits: CME - maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Available Through: 3/23/2012
Link:  http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/739332 (free registration required)

 Real Talk about Influenza Vaccine - Be Informed and Be Prepared

This roundtable discussion will educate clinicians on the following topics:

  • The safety profiles of licensed influenza vaccines.
  • The safe administration of influenza vaccines and screening for contraindications and precautions.
  • The resources available for communicating benefits and risks of influenza vaccination.
  • The accurate and timely reporting of any adverse events to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

Offered By: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Immunization Safety Office
Audience: Clinicians who routinely administer influenza vaccines and who evaluate and treat patients experiencing adverse events following influenza immunization, including family medicine and internal medicine physicians, pediatricians, obstetricians/gynecologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses.
Duration: 30 minutes
Credits: CME/CE - 0.5 hours
Available Through: November 30, 2011
Link: http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/732969(free registration required)



Florida ILINet Training and Orientation

This presentation is designed as an introduction to the Florida Department of Health's influenza surveillance systems, and especially Florida's Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network (ILINet) sentinel provider network. The presentation includes basic information on influenza epidemiology, and follows with a summary of the surveillance systems used to track influenza activity, morbidity, and mortality in Florida. An explanation of Florida's ILINet surveillance system shows how influenza-like illness (ILI) data and influenza specimens are collected, and outlines the benefits of the program for the provider and the public.

Offered By: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology
Audience: Physicians and nurses who are currently enrolled in the ILINet program or who are interested in joining, County Health Department epidemiology and nursing staff.
Duration: Approximately 1 hour
Credits: CEU - 1 hour
Available Through: Ongoing

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