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Management and Prevention of Pediatric Influenza in Healthcare Settings

Date:Thursday, September 18, 2014

Time:2:00 – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Presenter(s)

Joseph Bresee, MD, FAAP
Chief
Epidemiology and Prevention Branch
Influenza Division
National Center For Immunization And Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Henry (Hank) Bernstein, DO, MHCM, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
Brent Kaziny, MD, FAAP
Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children’s Hospital

Overview

Influenza is the most common cause of vaccine-preventable morbidity and mortality in children each year. Before flu season arrives, healthcare organizations should consider approaches to optimize influenza prevention and control. Taking action to immunize children and their close contacts, and early and aggressive use of antiviral therapies can lessen the impact of influenza infection. During this COCA webinar, subject matter experts from CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics will discuss strategies to improve influenza prevention and control in children, and will describe ways to leverage seasonal influenza planning to improve pandemic preparedness.

Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:

  • Discuss strategies to assist clinicians in preparing for the 2014-2015 influenza season.
  • Identify approaches to reduce influenza disease burden in children.
  • Describe how to leverage seasonal influenza action plans to address annual flu surge.

Call Materials

Additional Resources

Call Format

  • Audio conference call on 9/18/14: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Web-on-demand training after 3:00 PM on 0/18/14
  • Materials: PowerPoint slide set

Accreditation Statements

Continuing Education

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Veterinarians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Health Educators
  • Other Clinicians

Hardware/Software

Additional Information

  • Contact Information:coca@cdc.gov
  • Support/Funding:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Risk Communications Branch
  • Method of Participation:You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above.
  • Fees:COCA continuing education credits are free.

Accreditation Statements

CME:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1.0 contact hour.

IACET CEU:The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The CDC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 ANSI/IACET CEU's for this program.

CECH:Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to total 1 Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number GA0082.

CPE:Image of acpe logo.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive 0.1 Contact Hour in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-14-166-L04-P and enduring 0387-0000-14-166-H04-P course category.

This program is knowledge based.

AAVSB/RACE:This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 1.0 hours of continuing education in the jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Please contact the AAVSB RACE Program at race@aavsb.org if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.

DISCLOSURE:In compliance with continuing education requirements, CDC, our planners, our presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

The presentation will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC does not accept commercial support.

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