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NUR148 - Influenza and Healthcare (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To enhance the healthcare professional’s knowledge of influenza: the biology, transmission, signs and symptoms, and infection control measures utilized to minimize transmission of the disease. Objectives: 1. Explore influenza viruses; 2. Discuss influenza pandemics; 3. Identify the signs and symptoms of influenza; 4. Discuss the role of laboratory diagnosis and influenza; 5. Discuss infection control measures in preventing and  controlling influenza in healthcare facilities; 6. Explore avian influenza. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 1.0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 1.0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.