Flu Treatment, Symptoms, and Red Flags

By Nursing CE Central

  • Text-Based CME
  • Mar 01, 2019 - Feb 21, 2025
  • Contact Hours : 2.5
  • USD 35.00

Overview

Flu Treatment, Symptoms, and Red Flags is organized by Nursing CE Central.

Course Created on: March 01, 2019
Course Renewed on: February 21, 2022
Course Expires on: February 21, 2025

Target Audience:
• Registered Nurses (RN)
• Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
• Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Course Overview:
Every year approximately 5-20% of the population will fall ill with seasonal influenza. 200,000 of those will become ill enough to require hospitalization. In recent years H1N1 was responsible for an unprecedented number of deaths among young, healthy adults. It is imperative that nurses are able to recognize red flags and symptoms of serious illness related to seasonal influenza. Additionally, it is important that nurses understand the importance of early treatment per CDC guidelines and the limitations of rapid influenza testing. In this course we will discuss these topics and more!

Course Outline:
• Introduction
• Current Practice, Barriers and Need for Continued Education
• What is Influenza?
• Prevention: Flu Vaccines
• Standard Precautions
• Recognition and Treatment of Flu: Symptoms
• Testing for Influenza
• Treating Influenza
• “Red Flags” – Potential Complications and What Not to Miss
• Case Study 1
• Case Study 2
• Summary
• References

Course Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
• Identify signs and symptoms associated with seasonal influenza and understand the limitations of rapid influenza testing.
• Describe current treatment recommendations by the CDC.
• Explain the “red flag” symptoms and be able to identify serious influenza infections and/or complication

Price

Registration Name Category Last Date Price
Course Fee Final Fee 20 Feb, 2025 USD 35.00

Topic(s)

  • Vaccines

Credit Info

Accreditation Statement:
Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss the diagnosis, treatment, and “red flag” signs for seasonal influenza infections. It will take the average learner 150 minutes to complete.

Accreditations + Approvals
• American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
• California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
• Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
• Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
• New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
• Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Total Credit(s)
  • Contact Hours : 2.5

Specialties

  • Nursing
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nurse Practitioners

Target Audience

  • Nursing
  • Nursing - RN
  • Nursing - LPN
  • Nursing - RN
  • Nurses

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