Influenza: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Last updated: November 4, 2020

Course Description

This course will explore Influenza: (“flu”) signs, symptoms, treatment and prevention for healthcare professionals.  Influenza is a viral upper respiratory infection that can affect the nose, throat, and lungs and is essential especially in this time of the pandemic that is affecting us globally.

Contact Hours:  1.0

Course Price:    $10.00

Accreditation/Approval

Eagle Professional Services (EPS) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Florida Board of Nursing, CE provider # 50-29522.

Tracking # 20-796450

About this Course

You must score 80% or better on the test and complete the course evaluation tool to earn a certificate of completion for this CE activity.  The information provided is for educational purposes.

Course Objectives

  • Review the background definitions and terms regarding influenza
  • Discuss the statistics regarding influenza rates, morbidity and mortality associated with influenza infection, and rates of vaccination.
  • Validate the importance of prevention and describe ways that nurses are involved in influenza prevention.
  • Recall the signs and symptoms of influenza infection.
  • Examine the testing options for diagnosing influenza.
  • Explain potential complications and appraise the treatment protocols for influenza infection.