Protecting Children: Influenza Updates for Clinicians
Date:Thursday, February 26, 2015
Professor of Pediatrics
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Children's Hospital San Diego
Rady Children's Specialists
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases ─ CDC
A recent analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found influenza A (H3N2) viruses are the predominant strain this year, and a little more than half of samples analyzed were found to be antigenically different (drifted) from the H3N2 vaccine strain. During this COCA Webinar, clinicians will learn about the current state of flu activity related to children, the importance of continued vaccination despite the mismatch and low vaccine effectiveness, and strategies for using antiviral therapy early to prevent and treat influenza.
At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:
- Describe strategies to assist clinicians in caring for children for the remainder of the 2014-2015 influenza season.
- Identify approaches and emphasize the value for using antiviral therapy in children.
- Discuss ways to encourage continued vaccination despite the drifted influenza A (H3N2) viruses.
- Audio conference call on 2/26/15: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
- Web-on-demand training after 3:00 PM on 2/26/15
- Materials: PowerPoint slide set
- Activity number:WCWD2286(SC)
- Date of origination/renewal:December 12, 2013
- Date of expiration:December 12, 2015
- To earn continuing education/contact hours
- Physician Assistants
- Health Educators
- Other Clinicians
- Contact Information:firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
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.
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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 0 Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number GA0082.
CPE: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 1.0 Contact Hour in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-15-089-L04-P and enduring 0387-0000-15-089-H04-P course category.
This program is knowledge based.
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- Page last reviewed: February 17, 2015
- Page last updated: March 17, 2015
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