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Treating Influenza

Webinar

Although the impact of influenza varies, it places a substantial burden on the health of people in the United States each year. There is a need for better treatments for patients with influenza infection, preventative measures, and better mitigation of the impact associated with a pandemic. Antiviral agents with different targets and mechanisms of action provide multiple therapeutic options and hold promise in improving treatment effectiveness, especially in pediatric and adolescent patients. In this educational activity, expert clinicians will discuss the latest evidence on diagnosing and treating influenza.

Topic

Learning Objectives

Contributors

Treating Pediatric and Adolescent Influenza

Physician

a. Utilize diagnostic assays that aid in the early detection of influenza in the pediatric population.

b. Apply new evidence to practice regarding the use of antivirals in pediatric and adolescent patients with influenza who are at normal or high risk for complications.

Nurse

a. Utilize diagnostic assays that aid in the early detection of influenza in the pediatric population.

b. Summarize new evidence about the efficacy of antivirals in pediatric and adolescent patients with influenza who are at normal or high risk for complications.

Activity Chair | John J. Russell, MD, FAAFP

Faculty | Ruth Carrico, PhD, DNP, APRN, CIC, FSHEA, FNAP

Nurse Planners | Barbara A. Niedz, PhD, RN, CPHQ; Patricia A. Stinchfield, MS, CPNP, CIC

Reviewers | Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP; Ronald A. Codario, Jr., MD