Pandemic Influenza: The Role of Healthcare Workers Part 3: Infection Control and Public Health Measures
OVERVIEW:A flu pandemic: severe illness, even death, widespread throughout the country. Something not seen in decades - in generations - but it could happen again.If a flu pandemic happened, what will healthcare workers need to do?The three-part series, Pandemic Influenza: The Role of Healthcare Workers gives healthcare professionals an understanding of the threat of pandemic flu around the world, in the U.S. and in the community, and steps they will have to take to meet the challenge of a flu pandemic. *UPDATED INFO: The programs in this series have been updated to recognize the 2009 outbreakof H1N1 flu that originated in Mexico, and includes treatment and chemoprophylaxis recommendations from the CDC.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
- Describe infection control practices for clinical settings in the event of a pandemic flu
- Describe public health measures that might be taken in the event of a pandemic flu