Immunization: You Call the Shots Module Five: Influenza


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Description: This module, Influenza, is the fifth module in a planned series of 13 modules of basic immunization training.

This series is designed to provide key immunization knowledge in a basic step-by-step manner. It is useful as an introduction to the field of immunization for new providers, or nursing and medical students. It is also useful as a comprehensive refresher for more experienced providers.

In addition to the course content, the self-paced program includes a number of features to facilitate learning including: learning opportunities, practice questions, resource and reference materials and an extensive glossary. The program typically takes between 1 and 2 hours to complete.

Learning Objectives:
• For influenza, describe this disease, including the causative agent.
• For influenza, list the groups at highest risk.
• For influenza, identify those for whom routine immunization is recommended.
• For influenza, describe characteristics of the vaccine used to prevent this disease. (Characteristics may include schedule, contraindications and/or adverse reactions.)
• Locate resources relevant to current immunization practice.
• Obtain, assess and apply patient information to determine the need for immunization.

Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, nursing students, medical assistants, pharmacists, and other health professionals who provide immunizations. The target audience also includes health educators, immunization program managers, Department of Defense paraprofessionals, and other persons who administer adult healthcare services.

Competencies Addressed:
Community Health Center Core Competency Model
• CHCM-C09 Foster communication between health care providers and consumers.

Council on Linkages between Academia and Public Health Practice
• 6A3. Relate public health sciences skills to core functions and essential services
• 6B1. Discuss foundation of public health
• 6B3. Relates public health science skills
• 6C4. Applying Basic Public Health Services

Course Duration (Hours): 2