These two cases provide evidence-based clinical pearls for managing influenza in the pediatric population, with an emphasis on identification of children at high risk of influenza complications, influenza testing, timing of treatment, and dosing of recommended antivirals.
Annual fluctuations in the efficacy of the influenza vaccine leave many at risk for serious illness, and recently, Americans suffered one of the worst influenza outbreaks in almost a decade. It is important for clinicians to diagnose influenza quickly and provide guideline-based treatment. During this session, the experts will provide practical, evidence-based strategies to use antiviral medications to reduce the burden of influenza.
Dr. Nicholas Fiebach, professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, reviews the basics of influenza vaccination, including who should be vaccinated, the different types of flu vaccines available and their efficacy, and vaccination of special populations, such as the elderly and those with chronic illnesses.
Join our faculty expert for answers to the most frequently asked questions about tools for diagnosing influenza, evidence-based treatments, and guideline recommendations. With advice from this module, participants will be equipped to identify candidates for antiviral treatment and pursue other activities in the ConnectED Learning: Influenza curriculum on alleviating the burden of influenza in primary care practice.
These two cases provide evidence-based clinical pearls for managing influenza adults, with an emphasis on identification of individuals at high risk of influenza complications, influenza testing, timing of treatment, and dosing of recommended antivirals.
In this activity, Dr. Russell discusses the new vaccination guidelines from the ACIP. He will focus on the use of pneunococcal, influenza and meningococcal vaccines by discussing the considerations for each. He will also review the latest research findings in the field of vaccinations and discuss their implications on a primary care physician's everyday practice.
During this final component in the ConnectED Learning curriculum, the Course Chair will reinforce key learning points made throughout the initiative and address burning questions submitted by the audience during the live Audio Webcast.
This presentation will review new vaccines available in the U.S. market and newer formulations of previously available vaccines. A discussion on the pros and cons of their administration and their place in the primary care provider’s practice will help clinicians more effectively manage vaccines for their patients.
A primary care physician plays a crucial role in the maintenance of herd immunity by giving and recommending vaccines to their patients. Currently, there exists a gap between national immunization goals and the current rates of immunization. This activity reviews the latest ACIP guidelines for vaccinating adult patients, with special emphasis on vaccine recommendations for immunocompromised patients.